It’s a little sad that what many remember is how Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear and sent in the mail to show desperation. – Well I did it myself. According to the legend van Gogh sold only one painting, The Red Vineyard, bought for 400 francs by the painter and art collector Anna Boch.
There is no one who studies art who does not take a deep dive into Vincent van Gogh’s work as an artist. – Everything from how he mixed colors, the symmetry in his pictures, the coats and how what he painted comes to life.
The world’s most famous artist, Pablo Picasso once said of Vincent van Gogh: “We will never fully understand the magic in his pictures, just be a witness to it”.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
The Dutch painter is, despite all the adversity he experienced while alive, one of the most significant artists in European history. He is especially known for his many self-portraits and has had a major influence on Expressionism in the 20th century.
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The beautiful Caféterasse on Montmartre and of course Starry Night is recognized and loved by most. Vincent van Gogh has painted about 900 paintings and many of them can be seen at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. If you do not have a trip to Amsterdam on the horizon a virtuel tour might be a good idea.