VAN GOGH’S MASTERPIECES AND WORKS
Van Gogh’s works have become great masterpieces of history of art only after the death of the artist.
The life of Van Gogh is the most interesting example of a misunderstood genius, because almost nobody knew his talent when he was still alive and nobody recognized in his brushstrokes the major impact which would have on next generations of artists.
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There are several Van Gogh’s works to know but some are unmissable.
Van Gogh’s works
Café Terrace at Night (1888)
Among Van Gogh’s worksthis one depicts a place beloved by the artist.
The artist had moved to Provence, enchanted by the colours and nature of southern France, hoping that he could find serenity, and this was one of the places frequented by the painter, who was fascinated by the lights and shadows emanating from this café.
The work is important not only because there are vivid and strong colours typical of Van Gogh’s artistic maturity, but also because this is the first painting in which he used starry background, a theme that would be central in other next painting.
Starry night over the Rhone (1888)
Little time after having painted “Café Terrace at Night”, Van Gogh began painting the night and created what is considered one of his most important masterpieces:“Starry night over the Rhone”.
It’s a painting characterized by dark shades and which plays with the glare of the light of the stars and the nearby town.
The Starry night (1889)
Among Van Gogh’s worksthis is important because is connected to a particular period of his life, when he was in the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, few kilometers from Arles.
In this place Van Gogh felt safe for a while and he was allowed to paint.
It was in his room that he saw what he depicted in this work, where reality is completely transformed into an inner landscape.
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The Sunflowers series (1887-1889)
The list of Van Gogh’smost important works must comprise the “Sunflowers”.
Like cypresses, wheat fields and starry nights “Sunflowers” are a subject often painted by the artist.
For Van Gogh sunflowers represented light and heat, and in a sense trust and optimism.
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