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Comparative Analysis of Two Vincent van Gogh’s paintings

Vincent van Gogh made “The Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace” just after he completed “The Potato Eaters.” “Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace” and the “Potato Peeler” both represent women working in the Nuenen period, spring 1885. Even though one of the paintings is a self-portrait and the other one shows a peasant women…

Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork ‘Starry Night’

Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork ‘starry night’ is a classic example of the post impressionism movement. Post-impressionist were artist who rebelled against the limitations of impressionism. They developed person styles that focus on emotional, structural, symbolic and spiritual elements they felt were missing from impressionism. ‘Starry Night’ was created in 1889, earlier that year Van Gogh…

Analysis of “The Potato Eaters” by Vincent Van Gogh

In 1883, after leaving his wife Sien and his children Vincent Van Gogh headed to Nuenen. Coming off a disturbing part of his life, which included the break up with his ex-wife with several issues and suffering from gonorrhea, he was having a considerably difficult time. In Nuenen, Van Gogh started to devote himself to…



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Vincent Van Gogh “The Night cafe”

For my report I decided to walk through the Yale Art Gallery. While looking through the museum I stumbled upon a painting that really caught my eye like no other painting did. This specific oil painting was called “Le Café de nuit” which is French for “The Night Café” made by Vincent Van Gogh in…

Irises of Vincent van Gogh

“Irises” was made by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. It is an oil on canvas with dimensions of 28” by 36 5/8. ” It is a representational art that exhibits a posy of irises and a background of marigolds in a form of impressionist style painting, the subject not bent or twisted as to show…

Sunflowers by Vincent

Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” are among his most famous paintings, but few realize that many sunflower pictures, not only the most famous “Vase with Twelve Sunflowers” and “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers. ” These were canvases he decorate the Yellow House in Arles in anticipation of the visit of his friend Paul Gauguin, and hope that others…

Vincent Van Gogh and the Mulberry Tree

In this essay I plan to examine the background of Van Gogh’s painting the Mulberry Tree. I will also describe where the painting is displayed today, as well as discuss how it fits in with the concepts and other works of art we have discussed during lecture. First, I will start by giving the painting…

Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh

Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh are very unique and dissimilar in their separate styles and approaches to the canvas. This paper will compare and contrast Gauguin’s work What! Are you Jealous? and van Gogh’s work Starry Night in the forms of color, depictions and structure. The colors of Gauguin’s palate in the aforesaid painting…

The Human Figure in the Works of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

There seems to be few professions, be it ancient or modern that can rival the prestige of being an artist. The ability to paint in the olden times as well as the present is very much envied by others and has the capacity to raise up the stature of a person like nothing else. The…

Enlightement Thinkers And Vincent Van Gogh

The Enlightenment outlook embraced freedom and progress, viewing humanity with optimism – guarded optimism, but optimism nonetheless.  The era’s thinkers believed that humanity was essential good but flawed, though with the proper guidance and environment it could be improved, if not perfected.  Condorcet saw no limits to human potential, claiming that nature “has set no…

Romantic Poets And Vincent Van Gogh

Nature is a formidable presence in the work of Romantic poets, who considered it a force for renewal, inspiration, destruction, and transcendence.  William Wordsworth considered nature a vehicle for inspiration.  “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” demonstrates his ability to derive deep thought from nature, and in “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,”…

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born 30th March 1853 in Zudert, Netherlands. He is generally considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt ( known for his Baroque style painting ), though he had little success during his life time, Van Gogh produced all of his work (some 900 paintings and 1100 drawings ) during a…

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