Vincent van Gogh drew thousands of images to better his style. He believed that drawing was “the root of everything” and completed over 1,000 drawings from 1877 to 1890.
There were... More > periods when he wished to do nothing but draw. In addition he produced nearly 150 watercolors paintings during his life.
Similar to his drawings, Van Gogh often did watercolors as studies before doing an oil painting or as practice. As he continued to refine his technique, he used more and brighter colors in his watercolors.
Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life.< Less
This Art Book with Foreword and annotated reproductions by Maria Tsaneva contains 100 selected drawings of Vincent van Gogh.
Vincent van Gogh produced nearly 150 watercolors paintings during his... More > life. Similar to his drawings, he often did watercolors as studies before doing an oil painting or as practice. As he continued to refine his technique, he used more and brighter colors in his watercolors. In the letter to his brother Theo, in December of 1888 Van Gogh wrote the following:
"...They are not masterpieces, of course, yet I really believe that there is some soundness and truth in them, more at any rate than what I've done up to now...They may still be full of imperfections, however, that they must get fresher and brighter still, but one can't do everything one wants just like that. It will come little by little."
Though often they are far away from his bold brush strokes, the Van Gogh's watercolors are a unique in their use of clear and vibrant colors.< Less
Title: Letters and Memories of Van Gogh
Tagline: Faithfulness, Love, Devotion
Synopsis: Johanna van Gogh keeps the flames of
Vincent and Theo van Gogh Burning bright in her
A... More > one-woman stage play.< Less
This Art Book contains annotated reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings, drawings and watercolors.
The book includes Table of Contents, Chronology of Van Gogh's life and some of his famous... More > Quotations.
It is useful and entertaining reading for both people who like and know the artistic heritage of Van Gogh, as well as for absolute beginners in this field.
The Impressionists and Post-impressionists of his time influenced Van Gogh to a great extent once he moved to Paris. The bright innovative palette dominated deeply over Gogh's earlier gloomy color palette. Van Gogh's utilization of this original impressionist and post impressionist style changed fundamentally not only his art work, but as well all of art history.< Less