Sketches vs Finished Paintings

Van Gogh attained worldwide popularity because of his sister-in-law's dedication to sharing his paintings, but did you know many of his masterpieces started as sketches?

Check out these before-and-after's of a sketch to the finished painting!

All images courtesy of WikiMedia Commons

The Sower

Old Man with his head in his hands (At Eternity's Gate)

At Eternity's Gate

Starry Night Over the Rhône

Gordine De Groot, Head

Head of a Peasant Woman

Fishing Boats on the Beach at Sainte-Maries

Dr. Gachet sitting at a table with books and a glass with sprigs of foxglove

Portrait of Dr. Gachet

The Potato Eaters

See more of Van Gogh's masterpieces at Beyond Van Gogh