Talk:Vincent van Gogh

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"Committed suicide"[edit]

I approve most of User:Ceoil's recent copyedit, but I have one important reservation. Even if most of the sources probably phrase it this way, I greatly prefer to avoid this phrase. Suicide is not a crime and has not been for a very long time in most jurisdictions, so "committed" carries a wrong connotation to the modern reader. Suicide prevention organisations recommend avoiding it, as it stigmatises what is already a very vulnerable group. We don't yet have a guideline on it, but I have come to greatly prefer "killed him(her)self" or "died by suicide". I hope this makes sense to everyone. --John (talk) 20:07, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Hadn't made that association, but am now very much inclined to agree. Ceoil (talk) 19:51, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

" Suicide is not a crime" Was at the time, but people commit things other than crime.--Simon19801 (talk) 01:11, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Which ear?[edit]

The doctors diagram shows left ear. His paintings show right ear! I think he would know which ear he cut off! --Simon19801 (talk) 01:13, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

I'd assume a mirror was involved in the self-portrait. If you'd like to clarify this issue in the article, I'd expect to several sources would explain this. - SummerPhDv2.0 16:19, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
I've added an annoyingly unhelpful tag a source at Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, which might be of use here. It even has a quote from Van Gogh himself about his use of mirrors. But I'd expect there are other sources too. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:43, 26 January 2017 (UTC) (p.s. use of two mirrors is given at Self-portrait#Self-portraits in general#Mirrors and poses but no examples of artists who may have used them are given.)
Thanks Martin. To note when I read annoyingly unhelpful tag I nearly had a long over due, and massive heart attack. Thankfully the remark has since been stuck. (talk) 11:33, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 February 2017[edit]

I wanted to edit this page because I know a lot of information about Vincent Van Gogh that I could add to the source. I will help you (talk) 06:53, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Not done: Autoconfirmed is needed to edit this article. If you would like to make any specific requests, please request them in a "Change X to Y" format. Thanks! --SwiftyPeep (talk) 07:18, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Artistic development Adjustment[edit]

Thanks for the detailly definition of Van Gogh's world, It helps me to write my argument essay about the artists' depression.

I really like the personal experience that is time by time.

I think in the part of artistic development, the author should add something about the personal emotion like the depression in his 30s life.

The painting explanation should also add something emotional. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.51.93.151 (talk) 07:23, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. As Van Gogh's work developed, he painted such subjects as still lifes, peasant labourers, landscapes, olive trees, wheat fields, and sunflowers, and over time he used increasingly brighter colours. Van Gogh sold few paintings during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. However, since the early 20th century he has attained widespread critical and popular acclaim, and his works are among the world's most expensive paintings.

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