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When one hears the name Vincent van Gogh what thoughts seem to come to mind Is it the fact that he was a famous Dutch painter who gave the world timeless visual masterpieces such as The Starry Night and The Red Vineyard Or that he was a crazed man who sliced his ear lobe Whatever thoughts come to mind it should be realized that van Gogh was an individual that sought for the acceptance of society and only after his death was he finally deemed to be a genius for this artwork He was indeed a caring individual who was obsessed with trying to please society but in actual fact he was stuck in an uncaring un-accepting society which thought that he was insane Born in Groot Zundert located in The Netherlands on March 30th 1853 Vincent was the son of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus His father was a Pastor at a Dutch reformed church while his mother was just a homemaker His family wasnt exceedingly wealthy but it didnt stop Vincent from leading a normal childhood Then in 1857 Theo was born Vincent and Theo shared a special brotherly bond the two both loved and cared for each other very much Theo was the sort of bother that one could be dependent on and later on in Vincents life Vincent became dependent on his little brother At the tender age of nine Vincent began drawing His early sketches determined the creativity and talent that he possessed But it wasnt until the age of Twenty-seven when Vincent decided to become an artist for the rest of his life Throughout the lives of the van Goghs art was apart of their lives Vincents uncles Cornelius and Vincent were art dealers and in 1869 Vincent van Gogh decided to join his uncles
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