Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh - 1

  • Date of birth: 30 March 1853
  • Date of death: 29 Jul 1890
  • Country: Holland


Vincent van Gogh was born in the Dutch town of Groot-Zundert March 30, 1853. Van Gogh was the first child in the family (not counting born dead brother). His father’s name was Theodorus van Gogh, mother Cornelia. The family was large: 2 sons and three daughters. In the family van Gogh all men, one way or another dealt with the paintings, or served the Church. Already by 1869, not even after high school, he began working at the firm, which sold the painting. In truth, van Gogh did not work well to sell the paintings, but he had a boundless love of painting, and he was struggling with languages. In 1873, at the age of 20, he went to London, where he spent 2 years, which changed his life.

In London van Gogh lived happily ever after. He had a very good salary, which is enough for visits to various art galleries and museums. He even bought the cylinders, without which it simply could not do in London. All went to the fact that van Gogh could become a successful trader, but …as often happens, in the way of his career was love, Yes, love. Van Gogh to unconsciousness fell in love with the daughter of his landlady, but knowing that she is already betrothed, very kept to himself, was indifferent to his work. When he returned to Paris he was fired.

In 1877, van Gogh went to live in Holland, and increasingly found solace in religion. After moving to Amsterdam he began studying to be a priest, but soon dropped out, as the situation at the faculty did not suit him.

In 1886, at the beginning of March, van Gogh moved to Paris to your brother Theo, and living in his apartment. There he took lessons in painting with Fernand Cormon, and met with such personalities like Pissarro, Gauguin and many other artists. Very quickly he forgets all the gloom of Dutch life, and is quickly gaining respect as an artist. Draws a clear, bright style of impressionism and post-impressionism.

Vincent van Gogh spent 3 months in the evangelists high school, which was located in Brussels, became a preacher. He gave money and clothes to the needy poor, although he was not sufficiently secured. This aroused the suspicion of the authorities of the Church, and its activities were banned. He was not discouraged, and found comfort in drawing.

For 27 years, van Gogh realized his calling in this life, and decided that must at all costs to become an artist. Even van Gogh took lessons in drawing, but it can surely be considered self-taught because he studied many books, tutorials, copied paintings of famous artists. Snachalo he thought of becoming an Illustrator, but then when he took lessons from his cousin-painter – Anton Mauve, wrote his first works with oil.

It seems life is returning to normal, but again, van Gogh began to pursue failure, and love. His cousin Kay Vos became a widow. She was very fond of him, but he refused, which long suffered. Besides, due to kei he quarreled seriously with his father. This disagreement was the reason for the move Vincent in the Hague. It was there that he met with Casinoi Maria Hoornik, who was a girl of easy virtue. With her van Gogh lived for nearly a year, and many times, he had to be treated for venereal diseases. He wanted to save this poor woman, and even thought to marry her. But here intervened his family, and the thought of marriage was simply dispelled.

Returning home to parents who had already moved to Nenna, his skill began to improve. He spent at home for 2 years. In 1885 Vincent settled in Antwerp, where he attended classes at the Academy of arts. Then, in 1886, van Gogh returns to Paris to his brother Theo, who throughout his life helped him morally and financially. France has become a second home for van Gogh. That’s where he lived the rest of his life. He did not feel stranger there. Van Gogh drank a lot, and had a very explosive nature. It can be called a man, that is difficult to deal with.

In 1888 he moved to Arles. The locals were not happy to see him in his town, which was located in the South of France. They thought he was crazy lunatic. Despite this, Vincent found friends here, and felt pretty good. Eventually he got the idea to create a settlement for artists, which he shared with his friend Gauguin. Everything was going well, but between the artists had a falling out. After spending 2 weeks in a psychiatric hospital, he returned there in 1889, as it began to torment hallucinations.

In may 1890 he finally left the shelter for the mentally ill, and went to Paris to his brother Theo and his wife, who just gave birth to a boy, whom they named Vincent in honor of his uncle. Life began to improve, and van Gogh was happy, but his disease returned again. On July 27, 1890 Vincent van Gogh committed suicide. He died in the arms of his brother Theo, who loved him very much. After half a year died, and Theo. The brothers are buried in the cemetery next to the Overa.