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Documentary – Vincent Van Gogh – The power of art!

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Find here the BBC produced documentary on the life of Vincent van Gogh conducted by Simon Schama, as part of the acclaimed “The Power of Art

Vincent Willem van Gogh (; 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.

Van Gogh loved art from an early age. He began to draw as a child, and he continued making drawings throughout the years leading to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during his last two years. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes of flowers, portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.

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If you liked this video you should check out the ones on Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock!

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Documentary – The Life of Mark Rothko – The Power of Art

documentary from Simon Schama‘s famous series, The Power of art, on the life of Mark Rothko, from his beginning to his impact on american twentieth century art and the world in general.

Mark Rothko, born Marcus Rothkowitz (September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970), was a Russian-American painter. He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an “abstract painter“.

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If you liked this documentary, watch Jackson Pollock’s one!

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