Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was born on the 30 March 1853 at Zundert, Netherlands. After years of painful and frequent bouts of mental illness, He died at  the age of 37 at Auvers-sur-Oise France from a gunshot wound on the 29th July 1890. After he died he became very famous.`

In 1870 Van Gogh was employed by the Hague Gallery.  After three years there Van Gogh was transferred to London and he was later transferred to Paris. 

Van Gogh began devoting his life to art in Paris. It was here when he met artist who influence his compositions.

His art was known for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold colour.He painted more than 3000 major paintings during his decade devoted to art.