Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is a worldwide known artist and is very famous for his different paintings. He was a post-Impressionist painter. At first his paintings didn't have a lot of color, but when he moved to France he discovered this new beautiful life and rich lands. From there on he put a lot of vivid colors in hi drawings as the ones i selected.

Van Gogh's self-portraits were an important part of his oeuvre as a painter. The colors are clear and bright, this hat is characteristic of what the people wear in the southern part of France.
When Van Gogh lived in Arles, he took a trip to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where he made several paintings of the seascape and town. The colors of the sea and sky are enlightened with joy.
Walk Along the Banks of the Seine illustrates Van Gogh's technique of using "short, rapid strokes of color the capture the atmosphere of a particular place", something he used with other paintings along the Seine.
The harvested wheat lies in the foreground. The background is purple-blue mountains against a turquoise sky. He was interested in depicting "the essence of country life.
Van Gogh uses his knowledge of color theory in this work. The grass is depicted with alternating brush strokes of red-orange and green. Yellow and blue complementary colors are used in the bridge, sky and river.
Van Gogh used small strokes of color of varying length, which he applied in different directions. The technique helped him achieve a joyful and radiant effect, which perfectly matches the sense of intimacy and toughness.
This painting depicts the changing landscape of the Montmartre landscape. He used short brush strokes or dots of color. The colors are much brighter than the somber colors he used in the Netherlands.
Van Gogh's chair is executed with lighter colours suggesting daylight. He enforced an effect of light by means of clear colour.
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