Author: Carol Gancia
Photo: Musee D’Orsay
Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh painted full time for 10 years without ever seeing his work sold and appreciated by the art world.
Vincent painted like no other artist in France. Largely self-taught, he developed a unique and aggressive style that deconstructed the prevailing and respected art trends during his time. No gallery accepted his work while he was alive. It took a lot of passion and dedication to press on. It also took one believer… an unwavering financial and emotional support from his sole patron and brother Theo, who provided for his food, shelter and art materials. Van Gogh’s work became a huge success in Paris barely two years after his death. Van Gogh considered his paintings as his legacy. They are the children he never had. Today, his work continues to touch the hearts of billions of people all over the world. Back to Part 1
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