VINCENT VAN GOGH OIL PAINTING REPRODUCTIONS
Vincent Van Gogh is perhaps one of the most iconic and influential fine artists of his generation and beyond. He is highly regarded as one of the pioneers of post-impressionism.
As opposed to creating an accurate depiction of reality, post-impressionism aims to portray the emotion of a specific scene or landscape. As a result, this style is a lot more ethereal and personal. This is quite prominent in Van Gogh’s work, especially if one observes his brush technique, characterized by impulse-driven strokes. His choice of colors is just as bold and vivid as his brushing, leading to a very vibrant look. His self-portraits are quite interesting because they were not commissioned works. For this reason, the artist had the opportunity to use them for experimenting and trying new ideas. Originally, the artist focused on watercolors. However, he later preferred oil painting.
An ever-evolving approach to color
Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in what is now the Netherlands. He was actually very prolific throughout his life, creating at least 860 oil paintings. Initially, the artist’s work was not received well. However, rejection prompted him to experiment with new uses of light and color, prompting him to develop a very original style. Progressively, he came across many other styles and influences while traveling across Europe, so he developed a more distinctive and lighter color palette. He also explored a very wide range of subjects with his paintings, including still life, portraiture, landscapes, and even various self-portraits.
Sadly, the artist wasn’t a commercial success during his lifetime. Not only was he not successful as a painter and art dealer, but he also spent a lot of time in psychiatric hospitals and mental asylums. In one particular episode, an enraged Van Gogh cut off a piece of his own left year following an argument with French painter Gauguin. He died in poverty and lived a life struggling with depression and mental issues, to the point that he simply couldn’t take it anymore. Van Gogh died by suicide at the relatively young age of 37. Eventually, his work was vastly reappraised in the decades and centuries following his passing. His public perception in the art world became that of a misunderstood genius and unsung purveyor of the post-impressionist art movement. Van Gogh’s originals rank among some of the most expensive paintings ever sold. The famous “Portrait of Dr. Gachet,” for instance, sold for over $171 million (adjusted for today’s currency value).
Some of his most famous paintings include the artist’s 1889 self-portrait, The Potato Eaters, Irises, Cafè Terrace at Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Almond Blossoms, Wheatfield with Crows and The Yellow House. However, his most widely recognized work is probably “The Starry Night,” a work of art that is forever cemented in the imagination of global culture. Today, Van Gogh’s works are as popular as ever. In fact, it is quite easy to find oil painting reproductions, replicas, and many other types of professional reproductions related to this artist and his work.