Ag in Art
Shepherd With a Flock of Sheep: Vincent Van Gogh, 1884
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art.
Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris.This painting was one of the paintings Van Gogh painted while he was in Nuenen, before he encountered Impressionism. During his two-year stay in Nuenen, he completed numerous drawings and watercolours, and nearly 200 oil paintings.
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