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Vincent van Gogh and his paintings

Almond Blossoms painting Irises by van gogh most famous paintings Prisoners Exercising (also known as Prisoners' Round) by Van gogh self portrait by van gogh starry night by van gogh Starry Night over the Rhône painting Sunflowers painting The Red Vineyard by van gogh Van gogh paintings Wheatfield with Crows by van gogh

Vincent Willem Van Gogh was Dutch painter born on 30th March 1853.He is one of the greatest and well-recognized artist in the history of European art.He is mainly known for Post-Impressionist paintings. His paintings include landscapes, still life, portraits, and portraits. In a short span of over a decade he created more than 2000 great artworks, most of these paintings he created in last two years of his life in France, These paintings are defined by use of vivid colors and impressive and energetic brush strokes. Many of these paintings are created when he was self-admitted in Asylum. At the end of his life, he was suffering from mental illness and committed suicide at 37.

Sharing few of his well-known paintings.

Self portrait


Vincent Van Gogh painted more than 43 self-portraits in last five years of his life. He created these candid portraits to find out his own reflection. You can make out evolvement of painting technique through his self-portraits.

This self-portrait is painted in the year 1887 when he was in Paris. This painting is influenced by Pointillism.

Wheatfield with Crows


This Wheatfield with Crows was painted in July 1890, in the last weeks of Van Gogh’s life. Many have claimed it as his last painting

Wheat Field with Crows made on a canvas. This painting depicts a forceful sky and wheat field. Group of flying crows occupies the central space. The yellow wheat field fills two-thirds of the canvas .The road, in contrasting colors of red and green gives clear direction to the painting

Starry night

This painting was painted in June 1889. Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 during his stay at the asylum in France

This painting has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941It is regarded as among Van Gogh's finest works, and is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of European Art.

The pictorial element of this painting is the diagonal line coming in from the right depicting the low rolling hills of the Alpilles mountains, prominent cypress trees in the foreground, spinning clouds, luminous stars and prominent moon.


Irises is one of the several paintings of Irises by Vincent van Gogh, and one of a series of paintings he executed at the asylum in  France, in The painting was probably influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints like many of his works and those by other artists of the time. The similarities occur with strong outlines, unusual angles, including close-up views, and also flattish local color.

The Red Vineyard

The Red Vineyards near Arles is an oil painting by Vincent van Gogh painted in early November 1888. It is believed to be the only van Gogh painting ever sold in his lifetime.

This painting depicts a group of harvesters working in fields during the sunset. The painting has striking use of colors. Hues of yellow and red are used prominently.

This painting is currently being exhibited at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum.

Prisoners Exercising (also known as Prisoners' Round)

This painting was painted during Vincent van Gogh's stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. This painting is set in a small courtyard where prisoners are exercising in the circle. Long shadows of the prisoners are creating very interesting patterns. Brick walls in the background create the backdrop to the painting.

This painting is currently at Pushkin Museum, Moscow

Almond Blossoms

This painting is currently at is a group of several paintings made in 1888 and 1890 by Vincent van Gogh   Flowering trees was special to van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees. The works reflect the influence of Impressionism. Almond Blossom was made to celebrate the birth of his nephew and namesake, son of his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo.

This painting is currently at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Vase with Pink Roses was painted in 1890 by Vincent van Gogh when he was in Asylum in Paris. The painting reflects the optimism Van Gogh felt at that time about his future, both in his choice of flowers as a subject and the colors used.

The painting is owned by the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C.

Irises still life



This is still life painting created by Van Gogh when he was in Asylum in France. Here Irises flowers form is depicted in a decorative manner. This painting is created using contrast colors.Blue and purple flowers are set against a yellow wall.

This painting is currently at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Starry Night over the Rhône


Starry Night Over the Rhône (September 1888) is one of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of the city in France named Arles at nighttime. It was painted at a spot on the bank of the River. The subject of The night sky and the effects of light at night are depicted in very creative way. Twinkling stars and reflection of light are the prominent features of the painting.



A sunflower is one of the two series of still life paintings by Vincent van Gogh. This painting shows bouquets of sunflowers in a vase

This is a painting of sunflowers in a vase .The spectrum of yellow is used to depict sunflowers which are shown in their different lifespan.Sky blue color form interesting backdrop to the painting.

This painting is currently at National Gallery, London.

Van Gogh's works are among the world's most expensive paintings. Some of his paintings are sold those sold for over US$100 million.

One of the largest collections of Van Gogh painting is in The Van Gogh Museum opened in Amsterdam in 1973.[289] it became the second most popular museum in the Netherlands. This museum is visited by more than 1.5 million visitors annually.

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