This Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure is part of Today is Art Day's exclusive Art History Heroes Collection, featuring quintessential masters in the history of art as collectible figurines. This PVC Van Gogh action figure is the perfect gift for any Van Gogh fans for it includes key attributes of the post-impressionist Dutch painter, such as a removable ears and a bandaged ear based upon the biographical event of the artist amputating his ear with a razor blade in 1888 while living in Arles, and in his self-portrait with a bandaged ear from 1889. The figurine also displays a paintbrush and a sunflower in his pocket as a tribute to his notorious sunflower series. This Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure also displays 10 fun facts about the artist and includes a cardboard easel with 5 masterpieces from the post-impressionist Dutch painter, such as:
Starry Night, 1889, Oil on Canvas, Museum of Modern Art New York.
Sunflowers, 1889, Oil on Canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Self Portrait, 1889, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Bedroom in Arles, 1888, Oil on Canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Café Terrace at Night, 1888, Oil on Canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands.
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Van Gogh was a master painter who strongly influenced the abstract and Neo-expressionist who came after him. Originating from the Netherlands, he discovered Impressionist art while living in Paris and started to use the color and light. His work is well known for its beauty, emotion, and color, as well as its interesting viewpoints of mundane objects.
Despite being extremely poor and generally unknown throughout his lifetime, Van Gogh is now one of the greatest Dutch painters. He lived a life with emotional tension and madness, and he created his finest piece, Starry Night, inside an institution.
Although the specter of mental illness haunted him throughout his adult life and created a habit of inflicting self-harm (such as the infamous severed ear), his work remained a testament to his genius. Van Gogh died at the age of only 37, due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His brother Theo would go on to distribute his work and cultivate his popularity.