Vincent van Gogh was a great artist, but his work wasn’t appreciated at the time. What caused this drastic change? What made Van Gogh the person and artist that he is? Van Gogh’s life was not easy. Although he was struggling with his mental state, he still wanted to succeed as an artist. Unfortunately, his work wasn’t appreciated as much by others as it was by him. Van Gogh was on a journey that was unique, but it ended tragically with his death. Vincent van Gogh had a profound impact on the world, and also his family.
Vincent van Gogh was interested in art from an early age. When he was a young child, Vincent van Gogh was fascinated by his mother’s ability to draw flowers. He was motivated to become an artist like her. Van Gogh became more and more interested in painting after Van Gogh was inspired by nature.
Van Gogh’s uncle Vincent, who was an art dealer in Holland at the time, saw Van Gogh’s interest in nature and art. He invited Van Gogh and his family to work with him. Vincent was a dealer of art in the Haugue, a Dutch art gallery. Van Gogh was excited by this new opportunity. Van Gogh’s fascination for art increased as he started to work in the Hague. Van Gogh’s uncle, who was also working at the Hague, suggested to him that he accept a job offer in London. He accepted with enthusiasm and went to London.
Van Gogh quit his job after he returned from London because he was unhappy at the new position. He wanted to pursue another career. After traveling to London to try to decide on the best career, he decided to take up preaching as his father did. Soon, he began evangelist training. He was hired as a lay minister in a coal mining region despite his failure at school. Van Gogh, unsure of where to go next, accepted the job in order to help the coal miners who were in need. He wrote to the pastors he was sent by, asking them for more help and supplies for the people in need. Van Gogh then received a notice stating that his lay preaching position had been terminated because of the request for additional help to coal miners. Pastors were not happy with his generosity and selflessness as a laid preacher.
Van Gogh’s family became worried when he started drawing to cope with his frustration at being fired as a preacher. It was a new career and not one that was stable. He would spend the entire day sketching people around him. His sketches may not have been very good but they captured something that was unspeakable. Since he shared the same experiences as the poor people, he could understand their emotions and capture them in an unfiltered way. Van Gogh is a man who devoted his life to sketching. His family was concerned about his well-being and sent Theo Van Gogh as a messenger to convince Van Gogh that he should return to the Netherlands and decide on if he wanted to pursue an artistic career. Van Gogh decided to become an artist after discussing with his brother.
Van Gogh, who was financially struggling, returned home and began working in The Hague. He wanted to devote himself to being an artist full-time. Theo offered to help his brother, Van Gogh, who was having financial problems. Van Gogh began buying art supply after Theo offered to help. Van Gogh spent so much money on art materials that when he ran short of money, he didn’t eat to stay focused on his artwork. Van Gogh often took walks while he waited for Theo’s money to arrive. This helped him to relieve stress and get inspired by nature.
Van Gogh was so stressed that he decided to go to Paris in order for things improve. Van Gogh studied impressionist painting techniques and practiced painting when he arrived in Paris. Theo saw Van Gogh improving and felt relieved. Van Gogh was able to improve his life, but things started to get worse. Van Gogh began to become irritable. He became argumentative and angry with others. Theo had compassion on Van Gogh, who was a talented artist but struggled to make friends. Theo decided that he would move to a more isolated place and leave Paris.
Van Gogh then moved to Arles, a small French city. He was indescribably energised and excited in Arles. He would get up early every morning so that he could paint during daylight. He painted from the time of sunrise until late night, using candlelight for illumination. Van Gogh produced over 180 artworks in ten short months. Van Gogh developed his own style of painting while he lived in Arles. He began using more yellow in his paintings because of all the time he spent outside in Arles.
Van Gogh was a messy, crazy man, and most people avoided him as he ran through the countryside of Arles. Two people, however, were different. Van Gogh made two friends despite what others thought. The post office official’s wife and the man who worked there. Van Gogh’s wife was particularly concerned about him and would make sure he ate. Van Gogh was also able, with the help of his worried friends, to find him a yellow little house that he could rent.
Van Gogh was optimistic that his idea would work well, but it didn’t. Van Gogh grew irritated by Gauguin’s presence after they had lived together for a couple of months. Van Gogh began a bitter argument with Gauguin. Gauguin began to consider leaving the argument before it became physically harmful. Van Gogh was desperate for Gauguin’s stay, but his pleas were not heard. Van Gogh felt abandoned and alone.
Gauguin’s decision to leave was overwhelming. Van Gogh tried to convince Gauguin that it would be better to stay, but this led to an even worse situation. Van Gogh tried to shave Gauguin with a blade, but was unable to do so because he was suffering the side effects from drugs taken for anxiety and sunstroke. Gauguin, who was stronger and bigger than Van Gogh himself, didn’t fight him. He instead calmed Van Gogh to send him to the yellow home. Van Gogh couldn’t think clearly when he got back home and had an unexpected seizure. He was still in a state of confusion when he came to. Van Gogh used the razor he originally used to attack Gauguin and cut off his left ear as a punishment for his “failures”.
Van Gogh traveled to the local brothel to find a girl and give her his ear. He instructed the girl to treat his ear like a prize. This unique gift disgusted the girl and she gave it to the police. The police were concerned about the severed ear and began searching for the crazed person.
Van Gogh had been found the next day by police, in a state of distress. The next morning, the police found Van Gogh in his bedroom with several towels wrapped tightly around his head. His blood was soaked into them. Van Gogh spent several days in hospital after the police took him there. Van Gogh received simple instructions from the doctor. He was told to wear a sun hat, eat healthily, avoid alcohol and avoid any activity that could cause excitement. Van Gogh was discharged from the hospital shortly after. He initially followed his doctor’s orders, but he soon departed. Initially, he started feeling better and began painting again. Van Gogh returned to his previous habits. After Van Gogh spent an entire day without a cap in the sun, he began to have fits. He was sent to jail. Van Gogh’s concerned doctor then advised him to check himself into a psychiatric hospital. Van Gogh was desperate to recover and checked himself in a mental institution after all this.
Van Gogh began his stay at the mental institution quite content. However, he felt like he had gone crazy and this was evident in his artwork. Van Gogh’s mental hospital experience was made more enjoyable by allowing him to paint. Van Gogh spent his time in the hospital as follows:
Vincent was allowed to paint in an empty room by the doctor who ran the sanatorium. Vincent’s anxiety is evident in these works, which are considered to be great art.
Vincent created his most renowned work Starry Nights during that time in 1889. Vincent paints with beautiful yellows and blues to tell a tale of a village in peace and a night that is alive with stars. This painting shows how an artist can bring a landscape alive on canvas. Van Gogh painted 140 pictures in the mental institution, but only 7 were signed due to the way he was feeling.
Van Gogh’s mental state was not improved even though he spent time in a hospital for the mentally ill. He turned to Theo, his friend, to ask for help. Theo, fortunately, knew of Dr. Gachet. This doctor was passionate about helping painters. Van Gogh decided to move to a small town near Paris to be near Dr. Gachet, so that he could start his life on his own and still get help. Theo’s older brother felt some relief at this point. Van Gogh, who moved to be near Dr. Gachet to ease his anxiety, began painting full-length paintings every day.
Van Gogh’s anxiety quickly spiraled out-of-control, causing other aspects of Van Gogh’s personal life to do the same. He started to think of himself as a financial burden for his brother, a failure. He felt that his life was limited because he did not have children or a spouse. He couldn’t take these thoughts anymore. Van Gogh shot himself on the morning of July 27,1890 with a borrowed pistol. After being fatally wounded, Van Gogh managed to make his way to the cafe he was temporarily staying at and then dragged up to his bedroom. When the owners checked on him, they were astonished to find him lying in bed with his arms around his chest, muttering angry words about how he missed his shot. Owners were so shaken that they immediately set out to find him help. Theo was informed of the incident and rushed to help as soon as possible. Theo became distraught as soon he saw Van Gogh. Van Gogh felt irritated that he failed to shoot himself, but relieved that he was going to die soon. Van Gogh would not listen to Theo’s pleas and begging, even though he was desperate. Van Gogh was killed on July 29th, 1890. He had attempted suicide two days earlier.
Van Gogh’s internal conflict led him to commit suicide, but he still had a profound impact on his family and the world. Van Gogh has had a lasting impact on the world. Starry Night was one of Van Gogh’s most famous works. Over the last 129 years, not only has his art inspired many people but also his life. His unique style is still being copied today.
Van Gogh is a very influential artist, but his influence on the family of Van Gogh is far greater. Theo died less than one year after Van Gogh’s death. He was devastated by the loss of his beloved brother. Johanna Theo’s new widow had seen her husband earn a livelihood by selling art. Her last option for earning a living was to sell Van Gogh art. His artwork was not as well known and appreciated by his friends. Johanna’s persistence in trying to sell Van Gogh art paid off after several months. Johanna’s dedication is probably the main reason Van Gogh is so popular today.
Van Gogh’s early and later struggles led him to be a brilliant artist. His mental health went into a downward spiral. The story behind the paintings of the artist was adored by the public. It was his sister-in law who worked tirelessly to make him famous after his death. Van Gogh impacted the art world in a big way with his unique works of art, his amazing vision and his new take on art. He created artwork that was beautiful and also allowed the viewer to experience something.