Origins of post-impressionism, their main motives and Van Gogh’s biography.

In the 1980s the situation in French art greatly changed. The last three picture shows showed both a huge progress of this style and the end of its applicability. Today we will see how impressionism had gone and post-impressionism appeared. Van Gogh is the painter on whom we will focus, describing his artworks and motives on the canvas.

At the end of the century, four artists announced themselves and finished the art of 19th century, creating a way to the future. One of them was Vincent van Gogh. He had a bright personality and became a founder of post-impressionism. This style was all about the perception of the true essence of things which are hidden with their appearance. A Hollander, Van Gogh, became a post-impressionist in 1886 after he had come to Paris. His palette was bright and clear.

Post-impressionists were very close to impressionists in their attitude to middle-class society. But if impressionists only opposed their art to salon painting, painters of new style denied bourgeois lifestyle. Van Gogh, born into a family of a Holland pastor, learned theological studies in Amsterdam. Then he became a preacher in coal mines in Belgium. When he started painting he came to Paris and after that to Arles, where he became insane and committed a suicide.

Vincent did not find harmony in contemporary society and referred to nature, trying to find peace there. But unlike the impressionists, he leaned toward the capturing of eternity, not moments. The painter saw both obvious and hidden powers and the principles of the universe. To find the original art online, open artchive.com and look at van Gogh’s artworks in excellent resolution.

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