Montmartre Behind The Moulin De La Galette by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1887. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 81 x 100 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
This is one of the largest landscapes in Van Gogh’s oeuvre. He chose a subject close to home, the hill of Montmartre in Paris, and painted the view from the hill to the northwest. In the distance, the hills of Meudon are visible. There are allotment gardens in the foreground. Van Gogh used a variety of brushwork here over a light ground, from light strokes to quick dashes and specks of paint. The influence of the Impressionists is clear from the bright colours and loose painting technique… (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
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