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Description of Vincent Van Gogh's painting “View of Montmartre”


The life of the great post-impressionist artist since childhood was filled with tragedy, a beggarly existence and hunger. Contempt for his work and the loneliness of others depressed Vincent throughout his life. Only after his death he was recognized as a genius.

Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853, in the city of Groot-Sundirt. His family was large and consisted of seven children, the second of which was Vincent. Father was a priest, and mother was the daughter of a bookbinder and book seller. After graduating from school, the boy began to work in a small company selling paintings. Despite the fact that as a seller he took place, but thanks to the love of painting, work was a pleasure for him. When he was 20 years old, he goes to London. These years have changed his whole life.

He regularly visited various museums and art galleries. His sales of paintings in the company was quite profitable. But, an obstacle to successful trading and a comfortable existence was the crazy, incinerating love for the woman - the daughter of the mistress, in whom he rented an apartment, but when he found out that she was engaged to another man, he was deeply sincerely disappointed and broken. He became closed and indifferent to work, which was subsequently reflected. Dismissal served as his move to France, in the city of Arles. Only painting sometimes saved him from severe depressions and tantrums, but constant hallucinations and mental disorders were reflected in his paintings.

His rare paintings, such as the View of Montmartre, do not reflect these states in themselves.

Just being here, the artist returns his lost strength, where talent is fully revealed and his individual unique style is formed.

The gusts of inspiration that come to him from communication with nature and the sensual perception of the surrounding beauty, with the interweaving of enthusiastic personal experiences, gives powerful energy for creativity.





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