We have selected more than 20 of Vincent's personal favorites as well as those the public and critics have found to be particularly intriguing.
Vincent painted over 20 self portraits while in Paris between 1886 and 1887.
"Now comparing people with grains of wheat — in every person who’s healthy and natural there’s the power to germinate as in a grain of wheat. And so natural life is germinating. What the power to germinate is in wheat, so love is in us."
Vincent seeks to capture the sun, moon and stars beginning in Arles and continues to paint and draw them for the last three years of his life.
Vincent paints cypress trees in Arles, Saint Remy de Provence and a few in Auvers Sur Oise with many of his contemporaries agreeing with his brother Theo that he is "on to something" in his portrayals.
Vincent creates his own versions of works of art created by masters or other painters whom he admires.
When Vincent arrives in Montmartre, there are still a few windmills on the hilltop and he portrays them from several different vantage points.
Along with cypresses, sunflowers and fields of wheat, Vincent and many others felt that he portrayed olive trees as well or better than anyone.
Paintings selected by Vincent and Theo to be exhibited while Vincent was alive. Vincent showed works at the Salon des Independants in Paris in 1888 and 1889 and at Les XX in Brussels in 1890.
In preparation of Gauguin's arrival in Arles, Vincent paints over a dozen sunflower canvases in a very prolific burst and perhaps has earned a place in history for his unique expression of their beauty and essence.
Vincent was a passionate and influential man as well as being as stubborn in his views. He was touched by many of his contemporaries of the Belle Epoque in Paris and he was respected if not adored in return. Many of them saw him as an eccentric-behaving dutchman but most also saw the courage and impressive results of his search for emotion-invoking colors and combinations.
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Vincent was well schooled and very well read. He studied the classics and the bible both in his formal education and continued with classics at points of the rest of his life. The authors of the Belle Epoque, especially Maupassant and Zola, were well known and adored by Vincent.