Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh

This term we are learning about ART ALIVE. Vincent Van Gogh was famous because he was an artist. Vincent Van Gogh started becoming artist when he was a boy,  Van Gogh painted eight hundred and sixty four pictures, he made 1037 drawings and sketches. Plus 133 sketches from letters that he made and his graphic works total, plus 10 he made which is 150 watercolours. In total that he made just over 2194 life works.

(He was born on 30 March 1853 to 29 July 1890) He was born in Zundert, Netherland.  Van Gogh started drawing as a child and he still became an artist until he died the age of thirty seven. He died in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.  In March 1886 he moved to Paris and discovered French Impressionists.

Possibly one of the greatest artistic influences on Vincent van Gogh was Paul Gauguin. Van Gogh rented four rooms in a building on the Place Lamartine in May. This building, known as the "Yellow House," was to be his Studio of the South.

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