The essay "Vincent Van Gogh the Sower" analyzes the painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Being a marvelous demonstration of van Gogh's signature style The Sower illustrates wise biblical statements, which play a huge role in the life of the painter, and has a clear metaphorical meaning. The painting combines straight and wavy brushstrokes. Thus, the lines used by van Gogh to create a field, which the sower is walking through, are quite abrupt but intertwined. As van Gogh was a religious man the image of a solitary working man, who starts his day with the dawn, communicates symbolic meaning influenced by biblical themes, according to which everyone reaps what he or she sows. A huge circular blinding shape of the rising sun makes the figure of the sower look small as if stressing on frailty of human life, which is brief and may end before the day is done. Such deliberate variety of shapes used by van Gogh (including straight geometrical shapes of the sun rays) within one piece serves philosophical purposes and emphasizes the keynote of The Sower, in which a bright sun painted in a vivid color might be a symbol of God. Although the painting has lots of implied lines it does not seem to have a clear implied mass. Both the sun behind the sower's back and the sower himself have actual mass. However, although the space of the painting is flat and two-dimensional, the field that the sawer walks through seems to have an implied depth partially due to its vertical placement, which creates an illusion of depth. ...Show more
The essay explores the art of Vincent van Gogh. The June 1888 he created one of his most prominent masterpieces, namely his well-known oil on canvas titled as The Sower. There is no doubt that the plot of this famous van Gogh's piece contains a number of philosophical implications…
This essay focuses on the paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh tried two unsuitable and unhappy romances in vain. He also worked unsuccessfully as an art salesman, a library clerk and as a preacher in Borinage. He decided to study art in Belgium, since he was determined to give happiness by creating beauty.
Vincent Van Gogh is a highly acclaimed artist, whose paintings have come to be associated with several cultures around the world. This paper evaluates how the style (principles and elements), help to create the meaning and the effect in "The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh.
Weeping Woman 1883 by Vincent Van Gogh.
Vincent Van Gogh was born in the 1853 by his mother Anna Cornelia Carbentus and father Theordorus Van Gogh, who was a reverend at a protestant church. Vincent Gogh lived and grew up at his place of birth in Holland.
As Van Gogh matured he found he liked painting stuff that effected him emotionally. He then decided that painting is what he wanted for a living. He moved to Paris. He lived with Theo his relative in Montmartre, an artists' quarter of Paris. The move had a crucial role in the development of his painting style.
From 1880, and following his younger brother Theo's advice, he decided to dedicate himself to art. Initially he used very dark and sombre earth colors (especially brown) in his paintings, but his discovery of impressionism in Paris, where he frequented the circle of Toulouse Lautrec, Degas and Gauguin , fuelled the development of his unique style.
To describe a painting is more difficult than to create a painting. Reading the description provided by the artist reveal both- artist’s life as creator of the painter and also as a man. One could see the integration of his love for nature and his spiritual religion in all his paintings. A subtle, critical mind can unfailingly observe these traits of Vincent Van Gogh.
In his early adulthood, Gogh worked for a company of art dealers. In those years, he travelled between several cities including London and Paris. He also taught for some while in England. Gogh originally wanted to become a
This paper analyzes the artworks of Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch and post-impressionist artist, who extended his ideas from the principles of impressionism and created his own manner of “brilliant colors and thick, swirling brushstrokes. His artworks were also an evidence to the impact made by Jean-Francois Millet.
Anne Sexton’s works are a form of catharsis: Sexton’s “writing, in fact, began as therapy", while van Gogh was at his most prolific during his stay at the asylum at Saint-Rémy, where he painted “Starry Night” (Dietrich). It can be said that Sexton uses words to paint a graphic picture, while van Gogh uses his painting to communicate without words.
This essay discovers the "Café Terrace at Night", created by Vincent Van Gogh. It is a colored oil painting done in mid-1888. One critical aspect pertaining to art and one that includes the paintings of Vincent van Gogh is that the paintings indeed had substantive significance to the difference audiences to which they were addressed.
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