Vincent van Gogh
(1853 – 1890)
A post-impressionist painter, van Gogh’s work is known for it rough beauty and emotional honesty. If you ever see one of his paintings up close, stare at it for a while and you’ll see what people mean when they talk about his work. My two favorites are “The Potato Eaters” and “The Starry Night”. I also like “Sorrowing Old Man”, but I’m not really an expert. I just like his stuff…..
He didn’t start painting until his late twenties, died at 37, and still produced 2100 artworks. He had mental health issues all his life, and shot himself(reportedly, but no gun was ever found) and died 29 hours later from infection of the wound. According to his brother Theo, his last words were, “The sadness will last forever”.
His story is way to deep and complicated to list everything here, it’s a fascinating read tho.
He is buried with his brother Theo Auvers-sur-Oise Town Cemetery, Isle de france, France.