Vincent van Gogh, (March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890), is considered the greatest painter in history after Rembrandt, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionist painters. The striking colour, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms of his work powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art. Van Gogh’s art became astoundingly popular after his death, especially in the late 20th century, when his work sold for record-breaking sums at auctions around the world and was featured in blockbuster touring exhibitions. Today, 4 of the top 30 most expensive paintings are by van gogh. Ironically, he only sold 1 painting during his life time. He was active as a painter for only about a decade. Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, and most of his best-known works were produced during his final two years. He produced more than 2,000 artworks, consisting of around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. Out of his works, a large number of 43 are self portraits. The reason is said to be his inability to afford a model due to poverty. The self-portraits reflect an unusually high degree of self-scrutiny. He spent a couple of years in asylum and painted some of his iconic works while in there. In part because of his extensive published letters, van Gogh has also been mythologized in the popular imagination as the quintessential tortured artist. Some of his most popular works include "The Starry Night", "The Potato Eaters", "The Yellow House", "Almond Blossoms", "Irises", "Wheatfield with Crows", "Bedroom in Arles", "Self Potrait", "Sunflowers" etc. NDLI pays homage to this maestro on the week of his death anniversary by presenting him as the Person of The Week.
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