You got Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh was a talented Dutch artist famous for his loose, chunky brushstrokes that give his artworks an amazing illusion of movement. While his talent unfortunately wasn’t recognised while he was alive, his legacy inspires hundreds of artists today.
Like Van Gogh, painting is part of who you are. You often forget the world around you when you’ve got the brush or pencil in your hand and sometimes even forget to eat.
Continue reading to learn more about him and see some of his works. You might get inspired for your next piece!
About van Gogh
Born on 30th March 1853, Vincent Willem van Gogh grew up to be a post-impressionist painter who greatily impacted not only hundreds of artists but the development of art itself in the West. Sadly, his talent was not recognised until after his tragic death on 29th July 1890.
He lived his life with little money and plagued by inner demons, thought by some psychologists now to have been manic depression.
Despite his challenges in life, van Gogh never stopped painting. His bold, vivid brushstrokes carry on his legacy in paintings including landscapes, still life, people and self portraits.
Today, he has the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam dedicated to his work.
“Self Portrait” (1889) by Vincent van Gogh