Vincent van Gogh was a Western painter who lived at the end of the 19th century.
His work as an artist continues to inspire today because it is fresh and unique.
The paintings van Gogh created are full of movement and life, although the
subjects are often simple. This is because the artist tried to paint the energy
behind what he was seeing. As a result, people and flowers - even the houses and
furniture in his pictures - seem to be alive. In the end, he suffered much
loneliness and despair. During his life, his art never sold well and he thought
he was a