Vincent Van Gogh Research Paper

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Vincent Van Gogh is a Dutch artist who lived a very difficult life full of physical and mental illness. At the time he was alive, Vincent thought his art would never become anything and would remain unrecognized forever. Though this is not entirely true, his art did go unrecognized until after his death. Vincent’s art style is very unique and can be easily recognized by just looking at the painting. Many people, including myself, believe that Vincent’s tragic illnesses allowed him to see the world in a different way. How did Vincent Van Gogh’s mental/physical illnesses affect his art? It turns out many people have done research on this thesis. One of the theories are that since Vincent had epilepsy that the medication he may…show more content…
Even Van Gogh knew that if he could just be cured of his depression his art could grow as would himself. “If I could have worked without this accursed disease, what things I might have done,”. Vincent used his pain to show the magnificence of our world, nothing that anyone has seen before. In my opinion, a quote from the television show ‘Doctor Who’ once again describes Vincent Van Gogh’s artistic career in the best way. “BLACK: Well, big question, but to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly, the most popular great painter of all time. The most beloved. His command of colour, the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world. No one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world's greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.” In

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