Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vincent van Gogh- Artis hebat luar negara

Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890) is generally considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, though he had little success during his lifetime. Van Gogh produced all of his work (some 900 paintings and 1100 drawings) during a period of only 10 years before he succumbed to mental illness (possibly bipolar disorder) and committed suicide. His fame grew rapidly after his death especially following a showing of 71 of van Gogh's paintings in Paris on March 17, 1901 (11 years after his death).

(Properly the name rhymes with loch, but it is also pronounced 'goph', 'go' and 'goe'.)

Van Gogh's influence on expressionism, fauvism and early abstraction was enormous, and can be seen in many other aspects of 20th-century art. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is dedicated to Van Gogh's work and that of his contemporaries.

Several paintings by Van Gogh rank among the most expensive paintings in the world. On March 30, 1987 Van Gogh's painting Irises was sold for a record $53.9 million at Southeby's, New York. On May 15, 1990 his Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold for $82.5 million at Christie's, thus establishing a new price record.

Gachet, Dr Paul (1828-1909)
Vincent van Gogh - Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear 1889 (; Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm; Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

1890; Oil on canvas, 92 x 73.5 cm (36 1/4 x 29 in); Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh's Vase With 12 Sunflowers.

Van Gogh, In Front of the Easel-1888.

The Starry night-June 1889 (210 Kb); Oil on Canvas, 72 x 92 cm (29 x 36 1/4 in); The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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