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Encyclopedia > Cultural depictions of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh has — through his work, his letters, and his life — inspired many other artists in various media. The following lists are classified according to media Self-portrait (1887) Vincent van Gogh (IPA: )   (March 30, 1853, Zundert–July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise) was a Dutch draughtsman and painter, classified as a Post-Impressionist. ...



Irving Stone (July 14, 1903 – August 26, 1989) was an American writer known for his biographical novels of famous historical personalities. ... Lust for Life is a biographical novel written by Irving Stone and is based on the life of the famous dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh. ...


  • In 1972, singer Don McLean wrote the ballad Vincent in honor of Van Gogh; also known by its opening words, "Starry Starry Night," the song refers to the painting The Starry Night.
  • McLean's song was also sung by Josh Groban in 2002, and the punk band NOFX did a version on a rarities and b-sides double album.
  • In 1986-87, the composer Einojuhani Rautavaara wrote an opera, Vincent, based on several events in Van Gogh's life, and later used some of the same themes in his 6th symphony, Vincentiana.

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Cover of the American Pie album. ... Vincent is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. ... The Starry Night is one of the best known paintings by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. ... Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, known for his mature and versatile heldentenor voice. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... NOFX is a punk rock band from the Bay Area, California, United States, formed in 1983. ... Einojuhani Rautavaara (born October 9, 1928) is a Finnish composer of classical music, probably the best known Finnish composer of his generation. ... In 1986-1987, the composer Einojuhani Rautavaara wrote an opera, Vincent, based on several events in the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and later used some of the same themes in his 6th symphony, Vincentiana. ...


  • Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa paid homage to Van Gogh in the 1990 film "Yume" (Dreams). The film was based upon Kurosawa's own dreams and included a vignette entitled "Crows," which starred Martin Scorsese as the painter.
  • Stone's novel (see above) was later turned into a multiple Oscar Award-winning film with the same name starring Kirk Douglas

I believe that he is the most successuful person in his country|image_caption=Akira Kurosawa on the set of Kagemusha (1980). ... Martin Luciano Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an acclaimed American film director. ... Lust for Life is a 1956 film by Norman Corwin adapted from a biographical novel of the life of Vincent Van Gogh, by writer Irving Stone, first published in 1934. ... President Jimmy Carter greets Kirk and Mrs Douglas in the Oval Office, March 16, 1978. ...


  • In 1999 the Stuckists art movement named Van Gogh an honorary member,[1] and in 2004 their co-founder Billy Childish staged a homage show of interpretations.[2]

The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ... This is This album by Billy Childishs current band, the Buff Medways Billy Childish (real name William Charlie Hamper, or Steven John Hamper) (born December 1, 1959) is a British artist, author, poet, singer and guitarist. ...

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