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At Eternity’s Gate by Vincent van Gogh

    At Eternity's Gate by Vincent van Gogh

    At Eternity’s Gate (Sorrowing old man) by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1890. The painting is in Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo. The size of the work is 81,8 x 65,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    At the end of April 1890, Van Gogh is recovering from another deep depression. He wants to quickly start working again and decides to rework a few of his figure drawings from his time in Brabant. One of these is At Eternity’s Gate, after a drawing he made in The Hague in 1882, for which he had used a motif from Etten… (read more in Kröller-Müller Museum)

    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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