Vincent Van Gogh has long been an acquainted name to me. Nevertheless, it is only given that the current see to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam that I started to have a far better understanding about this excellent musician and his life. I was so touched by his story that I continued to research further about him online after I returned from the journey.
Many thanks to the Van Gogh Museum, their “Van Gogh at the office” exhibition running until now has given the site visitors not only a wonderful display of the musician’s works but likewise a great details base upon the history. Therefore, I had actually learnt a great deal concerning him as well as was especially captivated by exactly what had actually taken place in the last 10 years of the artist’s life and past.
This writing is not regarding repeating the essential life history of Vincent Van Gogh yet instead, what I have actually absorbed from his tale. And, here are my thoughts.
Vincent Van Gogh had a remarkably brief life– just 37 years (born in 1853, and also died in 1890). One could not aid however sigh at such a remarkable loss of talent at a prime time like his.
Despite his instead “reduced” life, he had actually left a treasure of help hundreds of thousands of individuals to delight in and also remain. In minority days I remained in Amsterdam, never one moment did I not see individuals queuing up outside the Van Gogh Museum. It was such a valuable. When I thought it would certainly be “safe” to show up there an hour prior to opening up time, I only understood that there were currently some seventy to a hundred individuals before me. And also, all these people might have originated from all edges of the earth. What an intriguing celebration.
As long as Van Gogh’s popularity as a “superstar” in art, he wasn’t viewed as an inborn talent whatsoever. As it was reported, in his earlier days of doing art, he battled a great deal with the handling of human figures in the paints. It was just by 1885 that his work “The Potato Eaters” took care of to provide him a very first preference of recognition. His success had a whole lot to do with hard work as well as his untiring efforts in checking out various media and also method. His commitment to art was not simply full-time yet 247. He was analytical in his method, taking reference of the design and also works of various other musicians around and also prior to him. For instance, his check out to Paris in early 1886 had “changed” him from working with simply planet colours to a combination of bright as well as unique colours. For a very long time, he was meticulous in pursuing the colour harmony as well as vibrancy according to the colour theory. The Japanese prints and also society had an influence on him too as was the pointillism designs by leading artists at that time such of Seurat as well as Signac.
Due to Van Gogh’s unequalled commitment as well as devotion to art, he was a “mass manufacturer”. Over the period of the ten years to his fatality in 1890, he had actually generated some 2,000 jobs, consisting of 1200+ sketches and 800+ paints. Throughout the last thirty months of his life, he had created 463 paints (that is, approximately 15+ paints a month). And also, to cover it all, his last 2 months alone had produced some 70 works (an average of over 1 painting a day) and a lot of which are typically considered his bests. No wonder Vincent sometimes spoke of himself as “painting like a machine.”
To discuss Vincent Van Gogh’s success without discussing his brother Theo’s part in all that is blatantly unfair. Practically from the very beginning of Vincent’s art life, Theo had existed all along to support him, not simply financially yet likewise in all other ways conceivable. These bros shared an immense love for each and every various other. The bond in between them was amazing. One could only picture just how a younger sibling can be so caring and also helpful almost to the factor that his mere existence were for him. Theo died in January, 1891, only six months following the death of Vincent. Understandably, he would have gone through massive despair because of his sibling’s suicide.
The bond between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother didn’t quit there. It streamed onto Theo’s better half Johanna (Bonger) as well. The love as well as regard from Theo’s family to Vincent was so apparent. Their son was named after the uncle Vincent. Following the death of Theo, Johanna had actually devoted most of her time promoting Van Gogh’s jobs as well as bringing them to the spotlight of the globe. She had actually contributed to the posting of the list of letters between the bros also. What an initiative. We as the globe have much to thank this lady for. Without her act of faith, Van Gogh would hardly have a mention in the art world. We would naturally lost out seeing and also valuing his colours as well as brushstrokes.
In short, the story of Vincent Van Gogh is a tale of determination, perseverance, and also determination. It is a tale of complying with one’s interest in art and a steady effort to pursue excellency. It is certainly a tale of tremendous bond and also love.
Would certainly record represent him as the “unfortunate painter” who struggled through poverty and passed away too early– losing out all the terrific ton of money he could have taken pleasure in from the sale of his magnum opus? (Sometimes, individuals might contrast him with Picasso who as we all understand had enjoyed throughout his lifetime both the fame and also ton of money as one of the most demanded artist in his time.).
Before we jump to our conclusions, let us not fail to remember that Van Gogh’s rather unfortunate happenings had somehow sealed with a positive side. A substantial section of the artist’s works (consisting of some 200+ paints, 400+ drawings and 700+ letters) had actually been maintained and united under one roof covering, currently in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, for the satisfaction of numerous from all corners of the earth, and also the generations to come. These jobs are and constantly will be well looked after by the group of world-class specialists in the field. What an honour for any musician to dream of?
Van Gogh’s tale is truly provocative. It is really inspiring.
Just what do we take home from all these? I do not know concerning you. For me, I believe in the significance of complying with one’s passion religiously. I trust that this is the home window to take advantage of exactly what God has installed for each one people: the unique present (skill) as well as function for our being. The satisfaction and also delight to be able to discover this prospective to the max as well as bring splendor to God is beyond description. I believe that Vincent, regardless of all the hardships, had found his definition in life and also carried it through to the end. He must be material with himself since he had actually spent his prime time doing things he wanted to do one of the most. It is beyond silver as well as gold.