Champ de blé aux bleuets (Wheatfield with Cornflowers)

About Vincent van Gogh

Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

Dutch, 1853-1890, Zundert, Netherlands, based in Arles, France, Saint-Rémy, France and Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Van Gogh and Nature, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2016
East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, The National Gallery, London, London
2015
Munch : Van Gogh, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam