Van Gogh’s paintings are spread all over the world. Born in Groot-Zundert (The Netherlands) on March 30, 1853 and died in Auvers-sur-Oise (France) on July 29, 1890, Vincent van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter characterized by great emotionality and the frenetic energy that his paintings inspire us.
He had no recognition in life, but today he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. With more than 2,000 works (paintings, drawings and illustrations, among others), he only sold one painting throughout his career as an artist. He ended up shooting himself ‘for the good of everything’. We show you some of his paintings that will make you travel.
1. The Starry Night
The Starry Night It is one of Van Gogh’s most famous works. In this frame we see the representation of what the artist observed from his room in the mental hospital of the monastery of Saint Paul de Mausole, in Saint Rémy de Provence, during his stay in May 1889.
Thus, inspired by her memories, The starry Night is the representation of the interior of the artist and the way of seeing and understanding nature that he had. You can visit this painting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
2. The best known Van Gogh paintings: The Sunflowers
It is a series of several paintings painted between 1888-89, after Van Gogh left Holland for France in his quest to create an art community. Some of them are preserved scattered throughout the world.
A) Yes, There are two frames of The sunflowers with 12 flowers in the Neue Pinakothek museum in Munich and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, United States. Meanwhile, the painting containing 15 sunflowers can be visited at the National Gallery in London. Another, of five sunflowers, was lost during World War II.
3. The room
this wonderful painting it is the representation that Van Gogh painted in 1888 of the room in which he lived in Arles. About it, he sent several sketches to his brother and to the painter Paul Gauguin, explaining the importance he gave to color in this painting.
On the subject of your bedroom, Van Gogh makes three almost identical paintings. The first, painted in 1888, deteriorated in a flood at the hospital where he was admitted. Almost a year later he made two smaller copies at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Musée d’Orsay.
4. The Moulin de la Galette
It belongs to a series of paintings by Van Gogh that were inspired by the landscape of Montmartre and its windmills.. In this place dances were held in the open air, between two mills on the Montmartre hill. An area that was located near the apartment that Vincent shared with his younger brother, Théo, between 1886 and 1888.
Other artists of the time, such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Renoir, also converged in this place in search of inspiration. You can visit it at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.
5. Skull smokingone of Van Gogh’s most unique paintings
It is a painting with a very small format, an oil on canvas of just 32 x 24.5 centimeters. A lots of studies agree in qualifying it as a kind of joke on the conservative academic practices of Antwerp anatomy studies. This painting is in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
6. Wounded self portrait
It is one of the many self-portraits he painted throughout his life. A subject in which Van Gogh was a master and a genius. In this self-portrait we can see him after his discharge after self-mutilating in January 1889. That is the reason for the bandage that surrounds the entire head.
It has a size of 60×49 centimeters and It is one of the most impressive paintings of the entire production of this artist. You can visit it regularly at the Courtauld Institute Galleries in London.
7. More Van Gogh Paintings: Rosebush in bloom
In this frame, Van Gogh was inspired by the rose bushes in the garden of the mental hospital in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He was interned there in May 1889, after his stay in Arles.
Very intense brushstrokes are observed and characteristics of the work of Vincent van Gogh and that would be present in all the paintings he would produce until his death. You can visit it at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo.