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Van Gogh, Vincent Willem (1853–1890) By Slavkin, Mary

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1195-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 17 March 2018, from


Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the most important artists of Symbolism or Post-Impressionism. In his most typical works, van Gogh generally uses heightened colors, visible brushstrokes – often with thick impasto, outlined forms, and distorted perspective. He often included religious elements or themes and focused on the lower classes.

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Slavkin, Mary. " Van Gogh, Vincent Willem (1853–1890)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 17 Mar. 2018 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1195-1

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