The Curious Death Of Vincent Van Gogh

Do we really know the life and death of this famous artist?
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  • I'm gonna guess that as far as art not appreciated in it's time is largely due to that the rich of the time considered 'great art' in their opinions - people who rarely base anything they like on their own honest preferences as opposed to whatever is 'in' or showed their status to other rich people or even it's monetary worth. I doubt there's any genuine interest in the art itself as far as the rich and everyone tends to follow the trends of the rich and famous as much as they can. I'm not sure if there was such a thing as art galleries back then or if the general public could enter them either. That's my guess.

    Elizabeth LovettElizabeth LovettGün önce
  • U

    Noelia HernandezNoelia HernandezGün önce
  • Vicente is my favorite artist

    RahkzRahkzGün önce
  • I believe Vincent didnt lill himself as he never has a gun or even try to get one. Vincent spend his whole day to paint why would anybody spend a whole day to spend shot himself

    PyroTGRPyroTGRGün önce
  • sorry but the beginning just sounds like an art class presentation with scary music

    peaprod 000peaprod 0002 gün önce
  • He didn't deserve such an unfair life and honestly I feel worse for him knowing that he never got to enjoy the rewards of his art :(

    Samantha BrowneSamantha Browne2 gün önce
  • Vincent Van Goghurt?

    SnickerbeastSnickerbeast2 gün önce
  • You forgot to mention the Gauguin Theory!! Gauguin shot Vincent in this theory and he also was the one to cut of his ear in a fight. The theory was supported by the fact that Vincent’s ear was completely cut of in one stroke and Gauguin was known for his skill in sword fighting. Vincent never said anything because he wanted to be friends with Gauguin. (As far as I remember)

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  • I started my hairstyling apprenticeship at 16 here in Canada, though I did get lucky with my employer

    Clara MadelaineClara Madelaine3 gün önce
  • nooooo Im crying T.T

    Blue OceanBlue Ocean3 gün önce
  • "someone stole timmy's ball" um...ok

    Burhan MuftiBurhan Mufti3 gün önce
  • drowning is less cowardly because of the pain and fear that you suffer while doing it

    Nerd Comedy MM2Nerd Comedy MM23 gün önce
  • One of his painting is a bunch of crows... Hmm group of crows is called a Murder *suspenseful music*

    yepyep4 gün önce
  • omg van gogh 👁👄👁👂🏻

    yourfavejulieyourfavejulie4 gün önce
  • I thought the gun Van Gogh used to "kill himself" is in a museum and is being auctioned...

    Reggie RocketReggie Rocket4 gün önce
  • mired by folly- ... darn those pesky follies!

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  • hi, is ot just me or did thay stop doing buzzfeed unsolved episodes? did the series officially end? please shine some light upon me

    NaityNaity5 gün önce
  • Shane is always a mood 💀😂❤️

    Kaelas WorldKaelas World5 gün önce
  • He had tle: temporal lobe epilepsy

    MissVampirinaMissVampirina5 gün önce
  • I love that we pull the same kind of pranks nowadays lol

    Mila OyamaMila Oyama6 gün önce
  • Could it be Van Gogh paid someone to shoot him???

    John PatriotJohn Patriot6 gün önce
  • I'm a 100% sure that the painting on the thumbnail is Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Aj AvenidaAj Avenida6 gün önce
  • He didn't sever his own ear, that's a fallacy... He got into a sword fight with his close friend Paul Gauguin and Gauguin cut it off.

    Stryc9NineStryc9Nine7 gün önce
  • I heard that Vincent Vangough had the rare disease Trigeminal Neuralgia. The excruciating pain is what led to his mental state and cutting off his ear. There is still no cure for Trigeminal Neuralgia. The Suicide disease and the most painful disease known to mankind.

    Heidi TherrienHeidi Therrien7 gün önce
  • The satisfaction in his face when Ryan said he thought about timmy taking the ball

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  • The Og if simpin

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  • That looks like Benedict Cumberland

    George MurphyGeorge Murphy8 gün önce
  • Vincents iconic style is EXACTLY what psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) alter your world into. The short brushstrokes are the shimmering quality that it gives the entire world, the colors brighten to an unnatural degree, the colors bleed into the surrounding areas and light radiates further. Starry night is the beautiful side of a psychotic experience

    Markus JPMarkus JP8 gün önce
  • To Vincent Van Gogh please paint me a better world, paint me a view of you that your happy.

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  • why does the thumbnail look like a ginger benedict cumberbatch

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  • i just love shane with all my demon heart

    Sophia AvelinSophia Avelin9 gün önce
  • Out of everything, I think I relate to Van Gogh's want to drown as a form of suicide. Maybe that's just a weird thing to want, but if I were to ever commit suicide, I'd prefer it to be by drowning, too.

    A-FALLA-FALL9 gün önce
  • Fun fact!HE didn't cut off his ear

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  • You guys should cover the disappearance of that plane that happened in 2014!!

    WarriorWolfehWarriorWolfeh9 gün önce
  • “Look at the tears” *clap clap clap* Killed me

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  • Why is Benedict Cumberbatch in the thumbnail?

    Not Cool ManNot Cool Man9 gün önce
  • this is so weird - in my art history class we talked about his biography and it differs quite a bit ftom this one (this class was in france) - and i also wrote an essay about this and all the information i gathered (half of them in french and the other half in english) supported what my art history teacher told us. i actually thought u just got the facts wrong up until u guys said there were wittnesses at the inn and now im confused lmao

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  • Why is it that most super successful people drop out?

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  • I did a project for photography class where we had to choose a old artwork and had to recreate it and I went on Google and looked up old paintings. I had no idea who it was and now I get this in my recommended

    Nathan TaylorNathan Taylor10 gün önce
  • I was thinking maybe he wanted to create a piece of art work that represented his emotions and mental health(which is why he took his painting stuff), instead of writing a suicide note because a note doesn’t represent his story.

    Queen PotatoQueen Potato10 gün önce
  • What if since he didn't agree with suicide, he traded his art supplies for a mercy killing?

    RivonRivon10 gün önce
  • I believe his brother or the brothers wife murdered him for his paintings and he lied to protect his brother.

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  • bro do you guys HAVE to talk so much?? y'all make it so hard to keep watching, get to the point

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  • in the uk you can start apprenticeships at 16, if you don’t want to continue school

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  • Why didnt they mention him sucking on the paintbrush

    rororo2000rororo200011 gün önce
  • Well...saying his actions aren't rational isn't really... :/ He had a history of having episodes where he'd do something self destructive with little to no planning or logic involved. He cut off his ear after an argument with Gauguin, he ate paint in the asylum supposedly to poison himself--then said he had no memory of either things happening. I think he suffered from hallucinations, as well. He was desperately unhappy for a lot of his life. Even if he HAD been killed in an accident or by murder, he really did have suicidal tendencies and thoughts. He really was a "tortured artist." He suffered a lot. But he could ALSO be kind and generous. He had good days, he loved his brother, he had a passion for life...and still he was tortured. It's not rational, but it's what happens. It really is nicer to imagine that maybe it wasn't suicide after all, but in trying to find a silver lining to his story, we can't gloss over the depth of his suffering.

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  • Art often comes from darker places as ot connects to the artist more, its their inner dark feeling which is often more relatable for them (at least that's what I think 😂) love the vidssss

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  • That mannequin is really getting into my head

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  • do the kurt cobain death please

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  • I’m doing an artist research on this 😲

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  • can you not use terms like "asylum" please? that's really derogatory.

    Eva Z.Eva Z.14 gün önce
    • Eva Z. What should he say than?

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  • I thought homie lived in the 1500s

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  • He didn't kill himself...

    Zoe KinZoe Kin14 gün önce
  • what if it was his brother

    ReaganReagan14 gün önce
  • I was 7 when the art teacher told us about Vincent Van Gogh taking his life.. p.p

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  • I am surprised how many times American say the word " like "

    Chems DouhaChems Douha15 gün önce
  • Is it only me or does the painting of himself displayed in the thumbnail resemble Benedict Cumberbatch?

    Rohan PrabhuRohan Prabhu15 gün önce
  • Nobody hearing gun shot🙅

    Rose RoseRose Rose15 gün önce
  • Vincent's the type to lie for strangers when they hurt him so they don't get in trouble. He would rather take the blame than see someone else get hurt. Makes me sad knowing that may have also been the case for his death.

    kidkittdy _kidkittdy _15 gün önce
  • Curious

    HX3_EnFrHX3_EnFr16 gün önce
  • Now that I've been in quarantine Van Gogh's sudden increase in paintings at his stay at a mental hospital doesn't really sound like a tortured genius thing, but more like I'm bored out of my mind and need to keep busy thing 😐

    Izzy PowerIzzy Power16 gün önce
  • The whole "millennials" discussion was amusing. Millennials aren't knew. The existentialist movement and the French cultural shifts happening then produced more than enough wandering disillusioned young adults. Also the line "You'll make something of yourself" was amusing too, as Van Gogh was only recognized posthumously

    Simon AlkenmayerSimon Alkenmayer16 gün önce

    Matt Adam ColeMatt Adam Cole16 gün önce
  • So that’s why he cut his ear 🤣😬

    OryOry17 gün önce
  • At 1:00 my mom thought that that was nic cage

    Cadence ScoresbyCadence Scoresby17 gün önce
  • what i find super fascinating is vincent had an older brother with the exact same name as him and the exact same birthday, just a year earlier. this brother was a stillborn and vincent, seeing his own name and birthday on a grave from a young age became depressed very young because of this

    Maia MooreMaia Moore17 gün önce
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