Monday, April 5, 2010

Vincent van Gogh, painter of a true soul

During his life, his works gone unnoticed.
Even though all the painting is a master piece, it seems like nobody cares.
When he did died at a young age, people start to appreciate his works, and regretting why they can't be thankful to him when he was alive.
"We don't know what we got until it is gone"
That is the popular phrase we usually heard about.
Even though people knew about it, they still repeated the same mistakes.
Over and over again.

That is what happen to Vincent Willem van Gogh, a Dutch painter that move the world.
We've all heard this sad story. Vincent van Gogh lived a short, deeply tormented life, throughout which he sought in vain, his place in the world.On 27 July 1890, again suffering from depression, Van Gogh shot himself. He died two days later.He died, by his own hand, feeling his life was a miserable failure.Unbeknown to Vincent, the work he did pioneered the Expressionistic style and, 150 years after his birth, his name would be world famous.

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, a village near to Breda in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands.
In 1869, he took his first job, working in the Hague branch of an international art dealing firm. He began to write to his younger brother Theo, a correspondence which continued for the rest of Van Gogh's life.
In 1880, at the age of 27, he decided to become an artist.
That prove to be the crucial step in his life.

"I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate."
This words came from Vincent's mouth.
Becoming an artist, he have had such a bumpy road along the way.
This has to be with his sickness.
Vincent's ailment was characterized by episodes of acute mental derangement and disability which were separated by intervals of lucidity and creativity.
Attending physicians, family, friends, and the artist himself were all surprised and encouraged by the rapidity of the recoveries after each crisis.
The condition caused fits with hallucinations, both auditory and visual, and evoked partial seizures. Periods of incapacitating depression and physical discomfort were severe and grave enough to provoke self-mutilation and eventual suicide.

Vincent have a family history of mental illness and it is sad considering how thoughtful Vincent is.
People take for granted all his works because of his illness and it is such a shame that people overlook a valuable piece of life on earth for the sake of sanity.
But little that we know, this so called crazy person have the emotion to express what life is through painting and writing which us,normal person can't.
Many of his works are not signed because he thought to do so would be arrogant.
It symbolize the sincerity and truthful of Vincent.

Vincent is painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact.
He had a terrible life even though he is a kind person.
Rejected by community, rejected by Kate, a women he loved the most and rejected by himself because of the depression.
Little appreciated during his lifetime, his fame grew in the years after his death. Today, he is widely regarded as one of history's greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of modern art.
"I want to get to the point where people say of my work that man feels deeply."
Vincent do get to that point, sadly he is not here anymore when that happen.
Why do we people, need to feel a lost before we can appreciate something?
People didn't listen to what he is trying to say during his life.
Now he is gone, people start to understand.
Perhaps they listen now.

Self-potrait of Vincent van Gogh

Samples of his work.

starry starry night
a song by Don McLean to pay tribute to Vincent. A beautiful song that you just have to listen and understand. It bring tears.

Vincent's final moment
Vincent's final moment.When the depression came to the point of no return.

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