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Vincent Van Gogh

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Incredibly Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces. The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings (like The Starry Night) are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine and appreciate the incredible detail of these masterpieces. In addition to the high-resolution images, each artwork also features expertly-narrated videos, audio guides, viewing notes, detailed information, maps and more. It’s a remarkable online resource and one that’s worth exploring. Below you will find a small selection of the 150+ featured artworks of Dutch post-Impressionist, Vincent Van Gogh. You can find the entire list of Van Gogh’s Google Art Project works on Wikimedia Commons. The Starry Night – 1889 73 × 92 cm (28.7 × 36.2 in).

History - Historic Figures: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) Vincent Van Gogh - Artists - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games. Kids Study Art- Van Gogh. Artists- Van Gogh. Artist Profile: Vincent van Gogh. During his early life, van Gogh tried a lot of professions. He worked as an art dealer, a teacher, a bookseller, a minister’s assistant, and a missionary before he became an artist. Van Gogh was Dutch and remained in the Netherlands from his birth in 1853 until 1886 when he moved to Paris.

His brother, Theo, was an art dealer in Paris and tried to help van Gogh sell his paintings but they were too much darker than the art that was popular in Paris at the time. You can see an example of van Gogh’s early style in the painting shown here, The Potato Eaters. In Paris van Gogh was surrounded by impressionists who used a lot of color and preferred to paint natural subjects outdoors. When he had had enough of living in the city, van Gogh left Paris for the more peaceful Arles in southern France. It was in the Yellow House that Paul Gauguin came to live with van Gogh. Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, were very close. Bellow are a few more of van Gogh’s paintings. Starry Night Over the Rhone. Van Gogh's Painting Style Lesson Plan: Painting for Kids.

Level: Primary, Junior, Middle SchoolGrades: K - Gr 8 | Age: 5-14yrs | Written by: H. Bachman [Ms Bachman is an art educator from Maryland, USA.] Summary: Students will learn about Vincent Van Gogh as they create a painting in his style. What You Need:Van Gogh prints: Starry Night (link to ArtChive)Self Portrait (link to ArtChive)Irises (link to ArtChive)white painting papertempera or acrylic paints (or oil pastels) brushes (large and small)water containersPre Writing Chart (see end of lesson for details)What You Do:Start this lesson by looking at Starry Night. "Because Maryland has performance task testing, I like to extend this lesson to include an analysis and writing piece.

Van Gogh's skillHow I used the skillWhere I used the skill. By completing the chart the children have created a prewriting guide to answer the question. . - H. Artist Bio: Vincent Van Gogh (born 1853, died 1890) is probably one of the most well known and influential artists of the 19th century. ►More Painting Lessons. Van Gogh, Vincent. 30 coloring pages of Vincent van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh | Lesson Ideas. Vincent van Gogh Fun Facts. Vincent had an older brother who died at birth. His name was also Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh was close friends with Paul Gauguin, another famous artist. Van Gogh suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy as well as other mental and physical conditions.

Vincent shot himself in a wheatfield in Auvers, France but did not die until 2 days later at the age of 37. Vincent’s brother Theo died six months after Vincent and is buried next to him in Auvers, France. Vincent’s brother’s wife collected Vincent’s paintings and letters after his death and dedicated herself to getting his work the recognition it deserved. In a short period of ten years Van Gogh made approximately 900 paintings. Vincent only sold one painting during his lifetime and only became famous after his death. Vincent van Gogh did not cut off his ear. Van Gogh created his most famous work The Starry Night while staying in an asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France.

Van Gogh wrote over 800 letters in his lifetime. Activities for children. - Vincent van Gogh Famous Artists My Kids Art. Go To My Kids Art Home Page Vincent van Gogh was born more than 150 years (1853) ago in Zundert, Netherlands (Dutch) He had many jobs, such as working in an art gallery, as a teacher, in a bookstore and as a preacher. Then, around 1880, Theo his brother, suggested he become a full time artist. When he painted,Vincent liked to play with light and use loose brush strokes. He liked dark tones. In 1885 Vincent went to Belgium and he discovered Japanese art which had bright colours - this influenced his style.

In 1886 he went to Paris and met other artists like Paul Gauguin and Henri de Tououse-Lautrec. In 1888 Vincent left the city and went to a French country town called Arles - he was happy for a while but later he had mental problems and actually cut off part of his left ear! In 1889 he was treated at a mental institution and he started painting with small stripes instead of dots and later also used swirls.

Unusual Facts about Vincent Visit Art News for an article on Vincent. Biography: Vincent van Gogh for Kids. Biography >> Art History Occupation: Artist, Painter Born: March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands Died: July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France age 37 Famous works: Starry Night, The Bedroom, Irises, Sunflowers Style/Period: Post-impressionist, Modern Art Biography: Where did Vincent van Gogh grow up? Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853. His father and grandfather were ministers, but others in his family worked in the art world.

Vincent had two brothers and three sisters. Although he enjoyed drawing from the time he was a young boy, Vincent had a number of other jobs before he decided to work as an artist full time. Early Years When Vincent first started drawing he sketched pictures using pencils or charcoal sticks. In this early part of his career, van Gogh used a lot of dark colors such as browns and dark greens.

The Potato Eaters - Click for larger view Letters to His Brother Much of what we know about van Gogh comes from letters he wrote to his brother Theo. Legacy. Hey Kids, Meet Vincent van Gogh | Biography. Hey Kids, Meet Vincent van Gogh from the Hey Kid's, Meet the Artist! Index Vincent van Gogh was born on March, 30th 1853 in a village in the southern Netherlands, to Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and Anna Cornelia Carbentus.

Vincent's sister described him as a serious and introspective child. In 1860 Vincent began attending the Zundert village school. He remained there for only one year, and then continued his education in his home with his sister Anna, until he was sent away to boarding school in 1864. In 1866 he began attending middle school in Tilburg, where he was given his first instruction in drawing. Van Gogh spent his young adult life working for art dealers. In the beginning, van Gogh limited his color pallet to dark colors. Vincent van Gogh died on July 29, 1890, having produced some of the best known and most expensive works of art in the world today. Vincent Van Gogh Lesson Resources Vincent Van Gogh Art Gallery.