Listen&Learn: Vincent van GoghJaksyn Peacock
- gallery: a place where people can go to see art
- decade: ten years
- psychiatric hospital: a place where people with mental illnesses are treated
- recover: to get better after an illness or injury
- iconic: very famous; well-known
1. Van Gogh's first job was
Van Gogh's first job was selling art from a gallery.
2. Van Gogh painted Starry Night while
Van Gogh painted The Starry Night while he was living in a psychiatric hospital.
3. Van Gogh's work didn't become famous until
Van Gogh's work didn't become famous until after he died.
- Do you like van Gogh’s artwork? Why or why not?
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter. He was born in Zundert, Netherlands in 1853. Growing up, van Gogh was very poor. In fact, he had to leave school to find work when he was only 15. His job was selling art from a London gallery. He didn’t start making his own paintings until 1880. Van Gogh painted often through the last decade of his life, but his struggles with mental illness made it difficult for him to work. In 1888, he cut off his own ear. A few months later, he decided to move into a psychiatric hospital so that he could recover. While living there, he made the iconic painting The Starry Night. Van Gogh’s work is very well-known today, but almost nobody knew his name when he was alive. His paintings only became famous after his death in 1890.
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Jenny Paola Sangucho Chisaguano says:
I really like his paintings, because they are very good and creative, it is also surprising how I fight and work hard to have reached what is now is a great example
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Adrian Alejandro Chavez Quizhpe says:
Vincent van Gogh became one of the best known artists in the world. His paintings have touched cultures around the world, and he became the archetypal “tortured artist.” Because when he started working he was not well known and was famous when he died in 1890 Van Gogh was born in 1853 and grew up in Holland
Adrian Alejandro Chavez Quizhpe says:
Vincent van Gogh would become one of the best known artists in the world. His paintings have touched cultures around the world, and he became the archetypal “tortured artist.” Van Gogh was born in 1853 and grew up in Holland. He was raised in a religious family with his father being a minister
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Michael J says:
NB: pronunciation of Vincent van Gogh’s surname:
North American English: VAN GO (as here)
British English: VAN GOFF
(Neither of these is like the original Dutch:
Apologies to all previous commenters and others for the missing audio. Link fixed now.
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