Vincent Van Gogh is one of history’s most iconic and celebrated artists. With masterpieces such as Starry Night and the Sunflowers, his work is perhaps the most recognisable in popular culture.
Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853, and his work was in the Post-Impressionist genre. Not widely recognised during his life time (selling just one painting), Van Gogh’s life was marked by trauma and unhappiness.
Nowadays his work is recognised and celebrated for its energetic and expressive use of colour and brushstrokes. You can find out more about him from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
We could say more about why we love his work (and our guests love him too – Paint Starry Night is our most popular event!), but we think his paintings speak for themselves. That’s why we’ve been featuring his work as our Artist Of The Week this week.
Got a favourite? Have a look through our gallery below for some of ours!
PopUp Painting events are social painting experiences; making art accessible to everyone by bringing it out of the classroom and gallery and into the places where people meet. One of the most creative things to do in London, PopUp Painting also operate across Surrey, Newcastle, and Durham. Perfect for friends, for family, for meeting new people, for great date ideas, or even for team building, PopUp Painting invites everyone to unleash their creativity! No experience is necessary – this is painting for fun! Whether we’re painting London, Art Deco, the French Impressionists, or Banksy, we have something for everyone. See popuppainting.com/events for future events. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest. Our North-East branch can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.