Happy 160th Birthday, Vincent van Gogh!

March 30, 1853, 160 years ago, Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland.  Though his work was unappreciated in his time, he would become one of the most recognized artists in modern times.  Considered a Post-Impressionist, the bright colors with sharp contrasts, heavy brush strokes, layers of thick paint, confrontational directness and passionate style of his works inspired others to deliberately step up the passion and create Expressionism.  Dying childless, Van Gogh’s paintings are his legacy.  Celebrate his birthday with these iconic works:

The Potato Eaters Starry Night
The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
Irises Blossoming Almond Tree
The Mulberry Tree Vincent's Bedroom in Arles
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat Self-Portrait
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