Vincent Van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh

During his short career, which lasted about ten years, Vincent Van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. Born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands, from a family of pastors and art dealers, he improvised himself as an artist after having abandoned the voice of religion, working methodically to copy all the great masters. Among his favorites, we will retain Jean-François Millet, Rembrandt, Anton Mauve or Eugène Delacroix. Full of naturalism, his painting was inspired by impressionism and pointillism, and it announces fauvism and expressionism. Psychologically fragile, Vincent was supported by his brother Théo, a recognized art dealer. His life, worthy of a romantic hero, makes him a myth, that of the misunderstood painter or the accursed artist. Van Gogh died on July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, he was practically unknown during his lifetime outside the artistic world, but today he is one of the most famous and expensive painters: the Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold for $75 million in 1990.

Duration : 52 mins

Producer : DOC EN STOCK

Production year : 2016

Production country : France