How to pronounce Vincent Van Gogh?
Knowing that his name was hard to pronouncethe painter signed his canvases with his first name, vincent. You too say “Van Gogue”? Well, you’ve got it all wrong. The name of the famous impressionist painter is pronounced in reality “Van Khokh”, Dutch style.
When we read “F627”, we must understand that it is about painting no. 627 of the work of de la Faille, whereas “JH1772” refers to painting no. 1772 of Hulsker. ↑ The pronunciation of the name “Van Gogh” varies between languages. The usual pronunciation in France and French-speaking Canada is /vɛ̃sɑ̃ vɑ̃ gɔg/ or /vɑ̃ŋ gɔg/.
Van Gogh’s work is made up of more than 2,000 canvases and drawings dating mainly from the 1880s. It echoes the European artistic milieu of the late 19th century. He was influenced by his painter friends, notably Anthon van Rappard, Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin.
Van Gogh’s abundant correspondence allows us to better understand him. It consists of more than 800 letters written to his family and friends, including 652 sent to his brother “Theo”, with whom he maintains a close relationship both personally and professionally.
Van Gogh grew up in a family of the old bourgeoisie. He first tried to make a career as an art dealer at Goupil & Cie. However, refusing to see art as a commodity, he is fired. He then aspires to become a pastor, but he fails the theology exams. As 1880 approached, he turned to painting.