Vincent Van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh

Post  Reny P. on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:27 pm

One of the most famous painters in the world. Born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert. As of a young age Van Gogh was always a serious person, and a quiet one too. His interest in art began way back when he was in middle school. Around the age of 20 Vincent Van Gogh had become a successful man working in Messrs in London.

Then things began to go down hill once he fell in love with his landlady's daughter. He fell so madly in love with her that he cut off his ear and gave it to her. Of course, she denied him... and his body part. Once she rejected him, he moved back with his parents, but not for long. His dad died a while after and he was fired, so with the small amount of money he had left Van Gogh moved to a small apartment. This is where Van Gogh's depressing stage had begun. From 1881 until 1890 he painted about 900 paintings. But no one was really interested in buying any of them. At the ages of 37, he walked into the fields and shot himself with a revolver. He didnt realize that his wound would kill him so two days later he died in his bed. Ever since he died people went crazy to buy his art work.

here is one of his paintings, along with one of his quotes.
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Post  Lisa Ella Humenberger on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Thats just terrible but true. Same with singers nowadays. A singer might make good songs and some people might like them but once they die, they all go crazy and regret that he/she had died. I also think its really weird that he cut off his own ear to give to his beloved one. Maybe she might have accepted him if he hadnt cut off his ear...
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