Patterns in the life of Vincent van Gogh by stefan pullen

Van Gogh lived a short, turbulent, and prolific life. During his decade-long career as an artist, he produced almost 900 oil paintings and left us a comprehensive correspondence of letters.

I wanted to explore his work from a new angle by looking for patterns that emerge if we take a step back and look at the data behind the art. For this purpose, I created a simple data-set from his entire repertoire that would serve as the foundation of this data driven story. While uncovering patterns in the data-set, I started to see his paintings from a new perspective. I wanted to incorporate this into the story, and therefore you can explore the individual paintings by simply hovering your mouse over the paintings.