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Vincent van Gogh – A Life in Color and Motion

Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous and influential artists of all time, is known for his distinctive works and tragic life story. His art, created over just a decade, has had a lasting impact on the world, offering us a unique perspective on beauty and emotion.

Born in 1853 in the Netherlands, Van Gogh did not begin his artistic career until his late twenties. Previously, he had worked in an art gallery, been a bookseller, teacher, and preacher. But painting drew him with an irresistible force and eventually became his sole passion and purpose in life.

Van Gogh’s painting style is known for its expressive and emotional qualities. His paintings are often filled with thick, impulsive brush strokes that convey a strong sense of movement and energy. His choice of color, often with bold and intense tones, also reflects his emotional states.

One of his most famous works is “The Starry Night“. In this painting, Van Gogh has painted a sky full of swirling stars above a peaceful village. The dynamism of the night sky stands in stark contrast to the tranquility of the village below, creating an almost dreamlike atmosphere.

Despite his now recognized genius, Van Gogh’s life was fraught with difficulties and misery. He suffered from mental health issues and was never financially successful during his lifetime. He sold only a single painting during his lifetime.

Van Gogh’s life ended tragically at just 37 years of age when he took his own life in 1890. However, his death was not the end of his story. After his death, the world recognized his art and he was posthumously elevated to one of the greatest artists in history.

Vincent van Gogh left us a series of artworks that continue to fascinate and inspire us today. His art is a vibrant testament to his inner struggles, his passion for painting, and his love of nature. It invites us to see the world through his eyes – a world full of color, movement, and deep emotion.

Vincent van Gogh may have led a tragic life, but his art remains as a vibrant and impressive legacy that continues to inspire millions of people around the world. In his works, we find comfort, inspiration, and the eternal reminder that beauty can often be found in the darkest of times.

Artitst information March 2017 – new products and pricing

Dear Artflakers,

As previously announced, over the last few weeks we have published a lot of innovations. All of the improvements are in pursuit of the goal of increasing the attractiveness of our Artflakes marketplace to our customers and thus to substantially increase your sales! But let’s go in order.

Picture sizes:

We have expanded the size categories to include 4XL. This group includes the following individual sizes:

180x135cm; 180x120cm; 140x140cm; 200x100cm; and 260x85cm

The system automatically detects the resolution of individual motifs and offers this new format if the minimum resolution is met. Your sales will, of course, grow as the image size grows. Therefore, please upload as many high-resolution motifs as possible in the future.

New products:

The postcard is now our new entry-level product. They are available individually or in packs of 6 or 12 cards. The familiar folding card is still available, of course.

The Premium Poster (paper weight 250g/m2) has been joined by a poster with 190g/m2 paper weight. The difference between the Poster and Premium Poster is also that the Poster is printed on the entire surface, while the Premium Poster has a 5mm white edge all around. The peripheral edge and the very high quality paper mean that the Premium Poster can be framed as an art print itself after the fact.

Two new Gallery Prints have also been added, which provide you with a truly unique selling point. In addition to the acrylic glass direct print and aluminum matte direct print option that are currently available, there are now:

– Aluminum, silver metallic (brushed)

– Direct print on plastic

These new products are, of course, also available in the new 4XL large format.


We have recalculated our base prices for production, shipping, support, and the platform. We now have very inexpensive entry-level products, and the large formats and special finish versions are leading the market. This new calculation has been made possible by an expansion of our production. If the new calculation has a positive effect on sales of your images, it will become our new, everyday low price.

Tip: the new platform (coming by the end of 2017) will enable any motif to be ordered in any style. Until then, simply use our file upload at and write Artflakes artist in the comment field. With a base discount of 5%, Artflakers benefit from very good value for the price. We ship worldwide.

Maximum markup:

The adjustment to the maximum markup has now been implemented. Sales of images with a markup of over 50% were paused and they can now be adjusted one time by the affected artists. They will then be available for sale again immediately.

After the adjustment, this function will not be visible again at first. When the new artist backend is launched, this function will be available in stages for all accounts.

What’s next:

ARTFLAKES is on the way to becoming the most attractive marketplace for art prints with worldwide shipping. The production facility in Austin, Texas, handles manufacturing and shipping for the US and Canadian markets.

To make these many sales improvement measures a success for yourself, too, please follow our marketing tips ( and advertise diligently for your galleries on social media and among your friends, whether artists or customers.

Best regards,


Please check out our closed Facebook artists’ group, where you can reach out to us quickly and directly.