VINCENT the Passion Pain-ter
- Vincent van Gogh 1853 – 1890 was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history.
Van Gogh was commercially unsuccessful during his lifetime, and he was considered a madman and a failure.
As he only became famous after his suicide, he came to be seen as a misunderstood genius in the public imagination.
In his paintings he tried to express the inexpressible reality, instead of just copying nature, ha wanted to be a part of it.
His passion for life and love made him cut off a piece of his ear and later commit suicide, feeling he had not succeed with his art..
He has attained widespread critical and commercial success over the ensuing decades, and is remembered as an important but tragic painter whose troubled personality typifies the romantic ideal of the tortured artist.
Today, Van Gogh's works are among the world's most expensive paintings to have ever been sold..