When Van Gogh took up art as an adult, he had virtually no experience with a paint brush. His first few pieces, commissioned by an uncle, were deemed a disappointment, but within two years of his career, van Gogh already created a wide array of stunning Realist art. He experimented with several mediums including chalk and watercolor, but he ultimately turned to oil. When he began to lean on other painters for advice, van Gogh's own unique style quickly began to develop. However, he turned out to be his harshest critic, and ultimately destroyed many pieces from this time. Surviving works from this early era include Woman Sewing and Portrait of a Man in a Top Hat.
As van Gogh's style matured, he began to love his paintings. But depictions such as The Potato Eaters, drawn in an unnaturally dark, gritty style, were not well received. The deeply personal visions van Gogh had when choosing his colors were unfortunately not shared by many others until after his suicide in 1890.
His later works, including many of his portraits and series depicting flowers, appear to be focused on technique rather than emotional significance although it's easy to identify the various emotional states of the artist at the time of painting. Van Gogh oftentimes painted two or more similar paintings within a short period of time before moving on to the next subject.
Arguably his most recognizable work of art, Starry Night, was one such painting in a series. Van Gogh originally sketched and painted several similar pieces, including Starry Night Over the Rhone, but ultimately claimed these were a failure. Other artists disagreed, however, by this time van Gogh had already begun the descent toward irreversible mental illness.
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