Currently adorning one of the school’s notice boards is Year 6 artwork inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. The pupils have learnt about Van Gogh’s painting techniques such as stippling, impasto and dry brushing. This enabled them to build up the surface texture and give their work a ‘painterly’ quality. Although it was challenging replicating some of his most famous works, they worked very hard and the results are fantastic!
As we know, Van Gogh was a largely self-taught artist who went on to change the face of Post-impressionism forever. Upon moving to Paris, Van Gogh was hugely inspired by the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. He adopted their bright palette and developed a unique style which continues to be emulated by artists to this day.
Working at an often furious pace, Van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art, including around 900 paintings, 1,100 drawings and sketches in his 10-year career. However, he sold only one painting during his lifetime and did not become successful until after his death.