Tutorial World Primary 5
 
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Comprehension (5.2)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Vincent van Gogh

 
Vincent van Gogh is a very famous Dutch painter born in 1853. As a young man of twenty-seven Vincent went to Brussels to study art. Later, he went to live in France in a town called Arles. In France, he met many other painters.
When in Arles, Vincent was captivated by the exciting colours and landscapes. In fifteen months, he painted over two hundred paintings and one hundred drawings. The colours he chose show us how excited he must have been in Arles. His brush strokes were strong and his paintings were in bright warm colours.
Soon Van Gogh became ill and his mood changed. He was sad and angry. He showed his feelings in his paintings by using dull, dark colours.
Today, Van Gogh's paintings are on display in museums all over the world. His famous works include "The Sunflower" and "The Chair". His paintings are interesting because they depict his different moods, the places he had been and the people he met.
1. How old was Van Gogh when he started studying art?

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2. How do you know Van Gogh was happy in Arles?

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3. How did Van Gogh express his feelings of sadness and anger?

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4. Where can we see some of Van Gogh's works? Name one of his masterpieces.

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5. Which words in the above passage show that Van Gogh was expressive?

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