Vincent van Gogh (born in 1853 in Dutch) was one of the world’s greatest painters in the world. He was unknown in his lifetime and was a teacher at a young age. Van Gogh began painting at the age of 27 and created all his masterpieces in just 10 years. During these 10 years, he took over 900 paintings, most notably starry night painting. Most of Van Gogh’s most important paintings, including the same painting, were drawn in his last two years. Interestingly, during his lifetime, he sold only one painting, the Red Vineyard, for $ 400, and the buyer was also the sister of one of his friends. Van Gogh died in 1890 at 37. He drew 90 paintings in the last 60 days of his life, eventually injuring his bullets on July 29, and died the next day at a guesthouse. Contrary to popular belief, he did not commit suicide, but a shotgun from a defective gun was shot by two teenagers and he was responsible for the shot to save them.
Along with Van Gogh’s reputation as a crazy painter, and after his ear was cut off, he was taken to a crazy house. Historical sources say Van Gogh has been painting a nursery at a time when he was in a psychiatric hospital, and this is a van Gogh painting from the window of his room. Does Van Gogh’s mental illness help me find the meaning of night-time painting? He says to his brother about this painting:
Look, I’m seeing another dream. And at this moment, the sun, the moon and 11 stars are leaning toward me.
Van Gogh: between Impressionism and Expressionism
Unfortunately, in addition to the people who heard the ears of Van Gogh’s ear and thought that he was mad, the art critics also had the same opinion at that time. At that time, the critics were very effective at the success or failure of an artist. Critics have been convinced that van Gogh’s paintings are crazy, raw, and childish, and that he is crazy too. In fact, the reason for this was that his paintings were not like paintings of that era, which were more like a picture and a realistic image of the landscape. While 19th-19th-century painters were more interested in portraying reality-like portraits, van Gogh was drawn to drawings that were exaggerated and outspoken, and wanted to express his inner feelings and excitement. His paintings, much like the painting of the nightstand, were far ahead of his time and opened the way for the emergence of expressionism in the early twentieth century, but his paintings were not considered at the time. The feeling of isolation and challenging van Gogh has been reflected in his starry night painting.