Man Polishing A Boot (1882) by Vincent van Gogh
This painting is a classic by Vincent van Gogh.
Vincent van Gogh Quotes
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
"I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help, I shall succeed."
"There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke."
"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."
"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others."
"A good picture is equivalent to a good deed."
"One must work and dare if one really wants to live."
"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."
All quotes are from Vincent van Gogh
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About the Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter who is generally considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time, was born in Groot-Zundert, a small village in the Brabant region of Netherlands, on March 30th, 1853.
Van Gogh was a son of Theodorus van Gogh, a protestant pastor, and Anna Cornelia Carbentus, a moody artist who demonstrated immense love for nature and from whom Van Gogh possibly inherited his exceptional skills in drawing and watercolors.
Van Gogh completed over 2100 paintings, out of which 860 were oil paintings, while the remaining 1,300 were sketches, drawings, and watercolors.
Some of his most famous paintings include "Starry Night," which he created in 1889, a year before his death, while in the asylum in France where he stayed at Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
Van Gogh sought asylum after he deliberately chopped off his ear with a razor and the people of Arles signed a petition which indicated that he was dangerous to the public.
Van Gogh's emphatic brushwork and striking use of color continue to influence the wave of Expressionism in present-day art. No wonder the artist amassed remarkable popularity when his paintings sold at record-breaking sums in various auctions across the globe.
Here are Other Paintings by Vincent van Gogh (my personal favorites).
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