Vincent van Gogh 2
'Oh, the pictures I might have made!'-Vincent
Vincent's mental state fluctuates wildly. At times he is completely calm and coherent; at
others he suffers from hallucinations and delusions.
Vincent continues to work sporadically from his "Yellow House", but the increasing frequency of his mental breakdowns prompt him, with Theo's help, to enter the Saint Paul-de-Mausole mental asylum at _________1________.
When able, Vincent continues his paintings of landscapes (his famous series of olive groves and cypresses) from the asylum, but is forced to stop when his attacks (in which he tries to poison himself by swallowing his own paints) return.
b- St. Rémy
|Vincent confines himself indoors and begins to do a series
paintings based on the works of other artists he admires (specifically Millet and
Ironically, as Vincent's mental state steadily deteriorates throughout the course of the year, his work is finally beginning to receive recognition in the art community.
|His Starry Night over the Rhone and Irises are exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants a group of ________2______ painters in September and in November he is invited to exhibit six of his works by Octave Maus (1856-1919), secretary of the Belgian artist group, Les XX. Vincent begins to work out of doors once again, but the year concludes with one of his worst attacks, in which he again tries to poison himself, and he is once more incapacitated.||
|1890 His works
gain more and more recognition. On 31 January Theo's wife, Jo, gives birth to a son who
they name Vincent Willhem. After a serious attack in February lasting two months, it's
decided that Vincent should move closer to Theo and be put under the care
||Vincent begins to paint with incredible energy, producing more than 80 paintings in the last two months remaining to him. He lived the last months of his life in _______4______.||
|Vincent visits Theo on
6 July and is devastated at the state of Theo's condition.
On 27 July Vincent goes for a walk and _____5_____.
Vincent dies early the next morning on 29 July. The funeral takes place shortly thereafter and his coffin is covered with dozens of sunflowers, which he loved so much.
|1891 Theo never
recovers from the death of his beloved brother and his health takes a turn for the worse.
He dies on 25 January at Utrecht.
1914Theo's body is exhumed and he is buried in a grave next to Vincent in _____6____
b- Auvers-sur Oise
c-Père Lachaise (Paris)
|1962 The Vincent van Gogh Foundation is established in ________7______. The Foundation is devoted to acquiring Vincent's paintings, etchings and letters.The Van Gogh Museum is built by the _______7_____ government. The museum holds hundreds of Vincent's works as well as a huge archive containing letters and documents.|
|1990 Vincent van Gogh only sold one
_______8_____, and never painted his brother!!!
|Vincent painted many series. One of these was the whole Roulin family, but especially his friend Joseph of whom there are at least 6 portraits. Joseph Roulin was always painted in his _______9______ uniform.||
|15 May 1990:
______10_____ is sold in auction at Christie's for $82.5 million, the highest price ever paid for a painting.
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|Article: "Van Gogh and the Roulin Family" from the www.vangohgallery.com||
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