The Power of Art - Van Gogh
Born in Groot-Zundert, The Netherlands, on the 30th March Protected content , Van Gogh spent his early life as an art dealer, teacher and preacher in England, Holland and Belgium. His period as an artist began in Protected content he chose to study art in Brussels, starting with watercolours and moving quickly on to oils. The French countryside was a major influence on his life and his early work was dominated by sombre, earthy colours depicting peasant workers, the most famous of which is The Potato Eaters, Protected content . It was during Van Gogh's studies in Paris ( Protected content ) that he developed the individual style of brushwork and use of colour that made his name. In Protected content moved to Arles where the Provençal landscape provided his best-known subject matter. However, it also marked the start of his mental crisis following an argument with his contemporary Paul Gauguin. Van Gogh was committed to a mental asylum in Protected content he continued to paint, but he committed suicide in Protected content .
We will watch the episode about Van Gogh from the BBC series " The Power of Art " ( duration 60 minutes).. We can discuss afterwards as always
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