[ART] 9 Painters with Untimely, Tragically Young Deaths

  1. Caravaggio – art style : Baroque chiaroscurodied at 38/39 – Killed a pimp, got in a brawl with henchman and possibly died from his open wounds being infected by lead poisoning Canestra_di_frutta_(Caravaggio).jpgBasket of Fruit. 1599.

  2. Vincent van Gogh – art style : Post-Impressionism – died at 37 – Debated; seems he died by suicide or was shot to deathl-Wheatfield-with-CrowsWheatfield with Crows.  Oil paint. July 1890.

  3. Jean-Antoine Watteau  Rococodied at 36/37 – TuberculosisL'Embarquement_pour_Cythere,_by_Antoine_Watteau,_from_C2RMF_retouchedThe Embarkation for Cythera4′ 3″ x 6′ 4″. Oil paint. 1717.

  4. Raphael – Italian High Renaissance – died at 37 – Syphilis raphaelThe School of Athens. 16′ 5″ x 25′ 3″. Plaster, paint.

  5. George SeuratPost-Impressionism pointilism and chromoluminarism – died at 29 – Debated; pneumonia, meningitis, or diphtheriaseuratA Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. 6′ 10″ x 10′ 1″. Oil Paint. 1884.

  6. Jean-Michel Basquiat Graffitti/Neo-Expressionism died at 27 – Drug overdose basquiatIrony of the Negro Policeman. 1981.

  7. Franz Marc – art style : German Expressionism – died at 36 – Died in action during WWImarcBlue Horses. 1911.

  8. August Macke – art style : German Expressionismdied at 27 – Died in action during WWI mackeLandscape with Cows and Camel. 1′ 7″ x 1′ 9″. Oil paint. 1914.

  9. Egon Schiele – art style : Austrian Expressionism – died at 28 – Great Flu Pandemicschiele
    Portrait of Edith Schiele, the artist’s wife. 5′ 11″ x 3′ 8″.  Oil paint. 1915.
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