Van Gogh

37 Years of Age

Background History

Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30th of 1853 In Zundert, Netherlands. Van Gogh went to about three schools in his life. He went to Zundert village school as a child and for middle school he went to a boarding school about 20 miles from where he lived, then later moved to the Willem II College where he was taught how to draw by a man from Paris. He never went on to high school or college. After that he moved around a bit creating beautiful pieces of art. He later moved in with his parents and contInued to paint. Van Gogh soon moved to Paris in hopes of becoming noticed for his artworks. Again, he traveled around until he ended up I a place called Auvers sur Oise where he shot himself in the chest with a revolver.
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The Red Vineyard

This oil painting is the only piece of Van Gogh's artwork that he sold in his lifetime. This is one of my favorite paintings by Van Gogh because of the color and the texture and the setting that it displays. these kind of paintings were very popular in that era so that explains why he sold this painting.