Vincent Van Gogh Essay

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I chose Vincent Van Gogh to imitate. I really like his art that I have seen in our book. I also looked up his work online and found more that I am really fond of. My house is decorated in sunflowers and he has some beautiful pieces of work he did in sunflowers. If I knew where I could purchase them and they were affordable, I would definitely get one to hang on my wall. My favorite sunflower painting is the one entitled "sunflowers". My favorite piece from the textbook is "The Starry Night". If I had talent and canvas with oil, I ...view middle of the document...

He later moved to Paris where he became attentive to the new art society. He pursued his art skills even though he had serious mental problems. At the age of thirty-seven he shot himself to death. In his short life he painted stunning things.Van Gogh used his personality to make great color effects and simple compositions. He painted the world as he saw it, as a gorgeous place. His masterpiece "Wheat fields and Cypress Trees" is a prime example of how he saw the things. This piece also inspired me to draw nature. His use of swirls and colors makes that so interesting.Struggles through his life are what inspired him to paint all his beautiful pieces. When a person can use their down time to use for them, it inspires people like me. He took something negative and turned it into a positive situation. It is unfortunate that the art community had to lose a brilliant artist before his time. He could have done some more amazing work for us all to see.Works Cited:Getlein, Mark. Gilbert's Living with Art. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. 10-19."The Vincent Van Gogh Gallery." MSN. 16 Oct. 2006. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. 18 Oct. 2006 ."The Vincent Van Gogh Gallery." MSN. 1 Sept. 2006. 18 Oct. 2006 ."Van Gogh." Msn. 2006. 18 Oct. 2006 .

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