Welcome to the Vincent Van Gogh Gallery
Welcome to the Van Gogh Gallery - the definitive reference for
information about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. As a post
impressionist painter and one of the most famous artists of all time, Vincent
van Gogh has become an icon. From growing up in Holland and pursuing a
life as a pastor, to moving to France and creating an incredible collection of
artwork, this site takes an in-depth look at Van
, his work and the impact he has had on our culture.
Van Gogh’s Works
Vincent van Gogh was primarily a self-taught artist. He started his career copying prints and studying drawing manuals with the belief that a great painter had to first master drawing. He created over 1,000 drawings, 150 watercolors, 10 graphic works, 9 lithographs and an etching, not to mention his 900+ paintings in his short career.
Here you will find images of ;Van Gogh drawings,
watercolors, graphic works,
letter sketches, and Van Gogh's paintings.
Discussions and critiques on Van Gogh's
Starry Night, Sunflowers,
The Mulberry Tree,
Blossoming Almond Tree
and The Potato Eaters are just a
few of the many pieces which are covered. On the
drawings and paintings
page, you will find a discussion of a few of Van Gogh's drawings which he also created as paintings. To search a list of his
paintings by name, date, current location or museum, visit The Gallery section.
Van Gogh's Life
On this site you will also find Vincent van Gogh's biography, a timeline of his life,
Van Gogh quotes, and much more. You can take a journey in his steps
from The Netherlands to Belgium and Paris to Arles seeing the
homes and places Van Gogh knew - many of which can still be visited today.
Vincent van Gogh wrote over 800 letters in his lifetime to family and friends the majority of which were to his beloved brother
Theo Van Gogh. The letters provide insight to the life of the artist as well as his work. They allow us to know more about his life, how he thought and how he worked than nearly any other artist. In the Letters section, you can learn more about the significance of Vincent van Gogh's letters and find a link to a resource containing Van Gogh's translated letters.
Van Gogh had many influences on his life including his family
and friends, other artists such as Paul Gauguin, and his failing mental and physical health. To see how each of these affected
his life, please visit the Important
Artistic Influences and Health sections. For
information about how Van Gogh's work has impacted our society today, view the
Impact on Art, Cultural References, and News sections.
The Goods & Community
If you are interested in adding more Van Gogh to your life, the
Van Gogh Gallery has plenty to offer. Download Van
Gogh images of some of his most famous paintings as wallpaper for your computer,
shop for Van Gogh posters or prints, or check out some of the
additional resources available including links to Van Gogh exhibitions. If you are a smartphone user then download the free app for any Android or iPhone device and have access to Van Gogh’s famous paintings right from your phone. There are even lesson plans from multidiscipline areas
for those interested in educating others about Van Gogh's art and life. If you’d like to enjoy and share your favorite Van Gogh works on social media follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Van Gogh has influenced generations of young artists worldwide since his time.
Today we can see his impact
in painting, in poetry, in song and in video. We are happy to display
new examples of art that were influenced by Van Gogh in our community art section.
Tragically, Van Gogh died not knowing the acclaim his art would
receive. Today his legacy is immortal, and he will be forever known as one of the
greatest artists of the modern era. Through this website, The Van Gogh Gallery
aims to share his life and legacy with the world.