Was Van Gogh His Own Downfall?

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Therefore, he worked as an artist for just 10 years of his life. This report investigates why his artistic works were neglected and underestimated although he lived in the Enlightenment Age, meaning he lived in the age when the art movement was at its apex.

This means that Vincent van Gogh had lived in a revived and flourishing artistic movement, which was supposed to assist him flourish as an artist and become rich. On the contrary, Wildlife Control Service Daytona, he didn’t avail himself of the Enlightenment Age and develop a reputation as an artist. Although Vincent painted 900 paintings and more than 1,100 drawings, his works remained unknown and unsold and his brother Theo supported him financially during his lifetime.

Possibly one of the reasons for his failure to claim himself as a well-reputed artist is his clumsy behaviour when he underwent psychotic episodes and delusions. Another reason which added insult to injury is his short-tempered nature and rudeness which the majority of the times brought him bloody confrontations most prominently his struggle with his fellow Gauguin that ended up with cutting Vincent’s’ earlobe. Moreover, he was always dirty and not well-dressed, which made people avoid dealing with him and or buying his artistic works. Furthermore, the deterioration of his health and financial standing delivered more pangs to his life and caused an early death to such a great artist like Vincent but in our age, his glorious painting (Portrait of Dr Gachet) is marketed around 150 million dollars in auctions.

What we learn from Vincent’s experience is that the seed that’s planted in darkness can blossom later in the light. This means that if you work on something maybe you won’t see its fruits or its fruits may be predestined to the upcoming generations. Furthermore important as a moral lesson is that we shouldn’t judge talented people by their outward show but by their skills, talents and essence.

Vincent van Gogh is only an example of the talented people who failed in their pursuit towards glory.

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