Impasse des Deux Frères by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1887. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 35 x 65,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
Van Gogh painted this scene of a street in the middle of the lively Montmartre district. The unpaved street has stone gutters, represented by blue stripes. The mill on wheels in the centre was probably a movable billboard. There were several real mills on the hill of Montmartre in Paris, and one is visible in the background (the Moulin à Poivre). In Van Gogh’s day, these mills were no longer in operation but served as an entertainment venue and tourist attraction. The entrances were decorated with flags. (read more in Van Gogh 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