Видатні митці. Вінсент Ван Гог.
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І. Початок уроку.
Nice to see you today!
Sit down, please!
Please tell me: what well-known artists do you know?
What are they famous for? Can you name any pictures of them?
So as you have already understand today we go on our topic about outstanding painters, we speak about Van Gogh and his works. You`ll practice in reading with the purpose of getting general information, describing paintings and listening.
ІІ. Основна частина.
So let`s start. I`d like you to answer my questions:
Have you ever heard about the Dutch artist Van Gogh?
What do you know about his life? His pictures?
Now I’d like you to take hand-outs and read the words with their translation.
frenzied – взбешённый, бешенный
intermittent – прерывистый, перемежающийся
seizure – припадок, приступ
bout - припадок, приступ
profound - глубокий
grim – жестокий, беспощадный
ally - союзник
reveal – разоблачать, показывать
aspiration - стремление
antagonizing - противодействуя
preach - проповедовать
oppressed - угнетённый
jeer - высмеивать
reject - отвергать
sacrifices – жертва, убыток
rural - сельский
tremendously - потрясающий
impasto – писать, густо накладывая краски
fraught - полный
tension - напряжение
mutilate - калечить, изувечить, изуродовать
dementia - слабоумие
ecstatic – исступлённый, восторженный
tortured - мучительный
confine – заточить, держать взаперти
asylum – психиатрическая лечебница
swirling - кружащийся
lucid interval – период ясного сознания
physician - врач
burden - ноша
ominous - зловещий
grief - горе
bearable – сносный, приемлемый
Now please make your own sentences using the words, but remember your sentences must be short.
Now please read the text in 10-12 minutes. While reading it you must do a chronological table of Van Gogh`s life.
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) is a postimpressionist painter. He was born in Netherlands. Van Gogh`s works are perhaps better known generally than those of any other painter. His work was represented, during his lifetime, in two very small exhibitions and two larger ones. Only one of Van Gogh`s paintings was sold while he lived. The great majority of the works by which he is remembered were produced in 29 months of frenzied activity and intermittent bouts with epileptic seizures and profound despair that finally ended in suicide. In his grim struggle Vincent had one constant ally and support, his younger brother Theo, to whom he wrote revealing and extraordinarily beautiful letters detailing his conflicts and aspirations. As a youth Vincent worked for a picture dealer, antagonizing customers until he was dismissed. Compulsively humanitarian, he tried to preach to oppressed mining families and was jeered at. His difficult, contradictory personality was rejected by the women he chose to fall in love with, and his few friendships usually finished in bitter arguments. Ten years before his death he decided to be a painter, fully conscious of the sacrifices this decision would require of him. His early work, the Dutch period of 1880-85, consists of dark greenish-brown, heavily painted studies of peasants and miners, e.g., The Potato Eaters (1885; Municipal Museum, Amsterdam). He copied the work of Millet, whose idealization of the rural poor he admired. In 1686 he joined Theo in Paris, where he met the foremost French painters of the postimpressionist period. The kindly Pissarro convinced him to adopt a colorful palette and thereby made a tremendously significant contribution to Vincent`s art. His painting Pere Tanguy (1887; Paris) was the first complete and successful work in his new colors. Two years later, he took a house at Arles. There he painted with the heavy impasto and rhythmic linear style that is so completely identified with him. At Arles he was joined by Gauguin for a brief period fraught with tension, during which he mutilated his left ear in the course of his first attack of the dementia that was to torment him the rest of his days. The paintings of these months were the most ecstatic and tortured that he produced. They include the incomparable series of sunflowers (1888; one version: National Gallery, London); The Night Café (Yale University); and The Public Gardens in Arles (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.). During his illness he was confined first to the Arles Hospital, then to the asylum at Saint-Remy where, in 1889, he painted the swirling Starry Night (Museum of Modern Art, New York City). During the remaining two years of his life Vincent was lucid for long intervals. His last three months were spent in Auvers near Pissaro, painting the postman Roulin and sympathetic, eccentric Dr. Gachet, a physician and collector who watched over him. Vincent`s consciousness of his burden upon Theo increased. His work tempo was pushed to the limit; one of his last paintings, Wheat Field With Crows (Van Gogh Foundation, Amsterdam), projected ominous overtones of distress. He despaired and shot himself, dying two days later in the arms of his brother, whose own life was thereafter destroyed by his grief. In his letters to Theo, Vincent wrote:” I paint as a means to make life bearable. … Really we can speak only through our paintings.”
1853-1890 – life period
1880-1885 – the Dutch period of artist`s creative work
1885 – “Potato Eaters”
1886 – Joining Theo in Paris
1887 – “Pere Tanguy”; moving to Arles; meeting Gauguin
1888 – “Sunflowers”,” Night Café”,” The Public Gardens in Arles”
1889 – “Starry Night”
1890 – Auvers, “Wheat Field With Crows”, shot himself
Now let`s check the dates. Now ,please, read and answer the questions to the text:
What kind of painter is Vincent Van Gogh?
Was he born in France or in Netherlands?
How many paintings were sold during Van Gogh`s life?
Who was the only ally and support of the painter?
Had Van Gogh success among women?
When did Van Gogh decide to become a painter?
What can you say about the first period of Van Gogh`s art?
Who convinced him to adopt a colorful palette?
Where was Van Gogh joined by Gauguin?
What illness did Van Gogh have?
Where did he spent his last years of life?
What paintings of Van Gogh can you name?
Are there Van Gogh’s paintings in museums all around the world?
Now you`ll watch some pictures of Vincent Van Gogh and then you have to describe them using the patterns. While watching pictures pay attention to the song, how does it reflect the life of the painter?
Watching a presentation and describing pictures.
Now I’d like to attract your attention to this landscape.
by a an
belonging to the
an oil picture.
a water-color painting.
As you can see yourselves, it`s
a pastel piece.
a pen-and-ink drawing.
a pencil sketch.
in the near foreground.
a group of people
in the left(right) foreground.
We can see
a stone bridge
in the middle ground.
in the background.
in the distance.
a white sail
in the far distance.
to the left(right) of the picture.
The picture is executed mostly in
Numerous shades of
prevail in it, especially in its
a busy street of a modern city.
a group of workers.
a girl milking a cow.
The artist depicts
several peasants walking along a dusty road.
a number of small houses surrounded by small trees.
a forest in autumn.
a stormy sea.
the enthusiasm of workers.
the hard life of unemployed.
the enjoyment of winter.
The picture realistically portrays
the heroism of soldiers.
the hard work of poor farmers.
the beauty of flowers.
the conflict of wind and man.
the man`s attitude.
The artist employs
of objects to emphasize
the perspective of the street.
the height of the structure.
By using this technique he manages to achieve
light and shade
the details of the scenery
the household articles
the people`s garments
the movement of water
every fold of table cloth
care and precision.
This painting, entitled
belongs to the artist`s
ІІІ . Заключна частина. Home assignment: to find and describe a picture of Vincent Van Gogh in a written form.
And now I`d like you to tell what you`ve done at the lesson, passing a candle to each other. Try not to put out it.