Vincent van Goghas life was driven by passions, from the religious to the romantic. These passions illuminated his work as an artist, but also led to his many disappointments in life. Whether attempting to be a missionary, falling in love with his cousin, sheltering a prostitute and her children, proposing to his neighboras spinster daughter or establishing an art colony with Paul Gauguin failure haunted him. Although his uniquely vibrant colors and dramatic brushstrokes redefined impressionist painting, success eluded him. Only after his tragic death was his artwork finally recognized for its intensity, appeal, and enduring impact.During September 1885, Vincent was still using brown earth tones with some orange and pale yellow areas when he ... removed his straw hat, placed it on the table and lit up his clay pipe with a match from the small matchbox? ... He collected some birda#39;s nests and, in October, produced Still Life with Three Birda#39;s Nests, rendered basically in brown tones with ... His mother would undoubtedly get some kind of a widowa#39;s pension after all the years his father had been a preacher in theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Passions of Vincent van Gogh|
|Author||:||B. Ione Mutchler Ph. D.|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2014-04-16|