Van Gogh worked feverishly and competently until his suicide in 1890 despite his seizures and fits of crippling depression, spending the final two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. Here his work became more muted in color and his line became slightly more anguished, anxious, and tense, although no less expressive, as in his late landscapes The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise and Wheat Field with Crows, executed in 1890, in the final days of his life. That Van Gogh was able to complete so many masterpieces in his short career to become one of the most important painters and draughtsmen of his day is a tribute to his extraordinary drive, focus, and faculty. A brilliant colorist who took Gauguin's subjective color choices a step further, Van Gogh's tremendous influence on the development of Expressionism is due to his unique skill as a draughtsman and his immediately recognizable heavy, sculptural line. He
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.