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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 24 PROFILES IN ART

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

ARTISTIC GENIUS, TORTURED SOUL

 

More than 100 years after his death, Vincent van Gogh remains one of the most recognized and revered artists in the world. His signature style—a fusion of brilliant color applied with heavy, concentrated brush strokes—speaks not only to his artistic sensibilities but also reflects the intensity of his disposition and temperament.

 

Born in 1853 in Holland, van Gogh’s story is mired in tragedy and despair. He struggled with mental illness throughout his life and failed at several careers early on, including occupations as an art dealer and clergyman. Ultimately, ...

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