Neo-Expressionism Art by Van Gogh
Originating from the Netherlands, Vincent Van Gogh was a master painter who strongly influenced the abstract and Neo-expressionist who came after him. He was first introduced to Impressionist art while living in Paris and was inspired by its use of color and light. His work is well known for its beauty, emotion and color, as well as its interesting viewpoints of mundane objects.
Despite being extremely poor and generally unknown throughout his lifetime, Van Gogh has grown to be considered one of the greatest Dutch painters of all time. His life was fraught with emotional tension and madness, and one of his finest pieces, starry night, was created inside an institution.
Although the spectre of mental illness haunted him throughout his adult life, and created a habit of inflicting self-harm (such as the infamous severed ear), his work remained a testament to his genius. Van Gogh died at the age of only 37, due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His brother Theo would go on to distribute his work and cultivate his popularity.
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