Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 2 Van Gogh Immersion Rotation

Day Two. We quietly stood up and made a line ready to head off, to Room 22. The artist we were going to learn about was Van Gogh, and also be drawing one of his paintings. Van Gogh’s style of his paintings is bright Impressionist. I have found out that Van Gogh’s full name is ‘Vincent Willem Van Gogh’, and that he lived a very sad life. I have read stories that Van Gogh cut his earlobe off, from depressed time. The one painting Vincent van Gogh sold during his lifetime was Red Vineyard at Arles, which is now in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. It was exhibited in Brussels in 1890 and sold for 400 francs. Van Gogh was a painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Van Gogh didn’t sell that much paintings. He became famous when he past away, because of his sister in law Johanna van Gogh-Bonger.

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