Van Gogh Best Paintings
Café terrace at night and starry night over the rhône.
Van gogh best paintings. Although van gogh painted many nocturnal scenes during his lifetime the starry night became his most famous. Van gogh who had a fondness for cypresses and wheat fields regarded the painting as one of his best landscape paintings and hence went on to create two more similar works. Instead it is the work known as still life. Vase with fifteen sunflowers that is best known for its enormous selling price.
Van gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties and most of his best known works were produced during his final two years. He paints it shortly before leaving the asylum at saint rémy. He added a spiraling cypress tree and a steepled church. This painting is just one of a series of around thirteen painting of sunflowers alone and van gogh often included sunflowers in still life paintings of other flowers and fruits.
Van gogh was a dutch post impressionist painter considered one of the most influential. Van gogh preferred to paint en plein air but the starry night drew from memory and imagination. The starry night is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of western culture now but in a letter to painter émile bernard from late november 1889 van gogh referred to the painting as a failure following van gogh s death in 1890 theo inherited all of his brother s works. Van gogh eliminated the window bars.
He sold it for 400 francs in brussels just a few months before his death. However of these paintings a certain few continually standout as favorites among most individuals. Jan 27 2017 explore bronwyn s board van gogh painting followed by 137 people on pinterest. Van gogh created almost 900 paintings during his lifetime.
Van gogh admirers will travel from far and wide to see these particular works located in museums all over the world. The church at auvers. It is not an existing landscape but. Wheatfield with cypresses is the title of three paintings by van gogh which are very similar in composition.
Van gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime the red vineyard. And summer is the perfect time to visit museums both to stay out of the heat and take in some of van gogh s best. The above painting is the one which is present at the metropolitan museum of art in new york city. For example the portrait of doctor gachet was sold within three minutes at an auction for 82 million in 1990.
Country road in provence by night is probably van gogh s last painting from the provence period. Café terrace at night captures a late summer evening in the place du forum a vibrant public square in arles. In 2013 sunset at montmajour became the first full sized van gogh painting to be newly confirmed since 1928. See more ideas about van gogh paintings gogh van gogh.
The above painting is the first of the three and was completed in july 1889.
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