- Two approaches to painting 1 artists are very concerned with structure how does one explore the motives of structure to arrive at abstraction 2

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Two approaches to painting: 1. artists are very concerned with structure, how does one explore the motives of structure to arrive at abstraction 2. emphasis on color, emotions Van Gough Biography is important to understanding Van Gough Not a success in his lifetime, work satisfies his own psychological needs Point of origins for expressionism Expressionism: the free distortion of form and color for the expression of inner sensations or emotions Brushwork shows his mind is agitated, willful manipulation of the application of paint. Intense personal emotions: violence, morbidity, tragedy Releases himself through making the object, emotions translating through his brush What sets him apart is his compulsion to paint Artist painting for themselves a model of Van Gough Born in 1853, comes from a Dutch family Interested in art early on Becomes fervent about religious beliefs Fails the entrance exam to become a minister 1877 gets a temporary position preaching in a coal mine
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 11 taught by Professor Muller during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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