Arts Everyday Living: Why Do We Love Van Gogh—From Self-Portraits to The Starry Night

Here’s another blog for the Art Circles group.  Van Gogh is one of the most beloved artists in the history of art.  But have you ever considered why?  I’ve included some of my ideas and feelings below.  How about you?  Also, any favorite paintings by Vincent?  Or subjects such as portraits or landscapes or his interpretations of the stars?

In addition, there is a mini-gallery of other Van Gogh works of art at the end of the blog.

 

 

WHY DO WE LOVE VAN GOGH?

IS IT BECAUSE OF….

 

 HIS HONESTY

Vincent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1887, oil on wood panel, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

 

 

AND INTENSITY?

Vincent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889, oil on canvas, Musee D’Orsay, Paris, France

 

 

HIS HUMBLENESS?

Vincent van Gogh, A Pair of Boots, 1887, oil on canvas, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland

 

 

OR HIS PASSION FOR NATURE

Vincent van Gogh, Enclosed Field with Rising Sun, 1889, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

 

FROM BLOSSOMING ORCHARDS

Vincent van Gogh, Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees, 1888, oil on canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

TO THE WHEAT FIELDS OF SUMMER

Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

 

THE BEAUTY OF WILDFLOWERS

Vincent van Gogh, Still Life: Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies, 1887, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

AND SOULFUL SUNFLOWERS?

Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888. oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, London, UK

 

 

HIS COMPASSION FOR HUMANITY

 

WHETHER THE POTATO EATERS

Vincent van Gogh, Potato Eaters, 1885, oil on canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

A FRIEND

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Pure Tanguy, 1887, oil on canvas, Musee Rodin, Paris, France

 

 

A SPECIAL MODEL

Vincent van Gogh, La Mousmee, 1888, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

 

OR HIS DOCTOR?

Vincent van Gogh, Dr. Gachet, 1890, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

AND FINALLY, HIS JOURNEY TO THE STARS

 

BY THE RIVER

Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888, oil on canvas, Musee D’Orsay, Paris, France

 

 

ALONG THE ROAD

Vincent van Gogh, Road with Cypress and Star, 1890, oil on canvas, Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

 

 

AND FROM HIS WINDOW—A VISION OF HOPE

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889, oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York

More Van Gogh selections:

Vincent van Gogh, Artist’s Bedroom, 1889, oil on canvas, Musee D’Orsay, Paris, France

Vincent van Gogh, Eugene Boch, 1888, oil on canvas, Musee D’Orsay, Paris, France

Vincent van Gogh, The Sower, 1888, oil on canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh, Roses, 1890, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Vincent van Gogh, Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888, oil on canvas, Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh’s Chair, 1888, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, London, UK

Vincent van Gogh, Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1888, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Vincent van Gogh, L’Arlesienne: Madame Ginoux with Book, 1888, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1889, oil on canvas, J. Paul  Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Vincent van Gogh, Field with Poppies, 1889, oil on canvas, Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany

Vincent van Gogh, Night Cafe, 1888, oil on canvas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

 

 

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