A Weawer’s Cottage by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1884. The painting is in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam. The size of the work is 47,5 x 61 cm and is made of oil on canvas on panel.
In 1884 Van Gogh made a series of paintings and drawings of weavers at work in Nuenen in Brabant. The socially committed artist has depicted them as tragic figures, imprisoned behind their giant machines and doomed to carry out soul destroying work. The sombre colours underline Van Gogh’s sympathy with their lot… (read more in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen)
About the Artist: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. His interest in art began at a young age. Constant Cornelis Huijsmans, who had been a successful artist in Paris, taught the students at Tilburg. His philosophy was to reject technique in favour of capturing the impressions of things, particularly nature or common objects. Van Gogh’s profound unhappiness seems to have overshadowed the lessons, which had little effect. In March 1868, he abruptly returned home. He later wrote that his youth was “austere and cold, and sterile”… Read more
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