Peasant Woman Binding Sheaves (after Millet) by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1889. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 43,2 x 33,2 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
This is one of twenty copies painted by Van Gogh of prints by Jean-François Millet (1814-1875). He made them during his stay in the asylum in Saint-Rémy. By studying the work of Millet and other artists he admired, he attempted to rebuild his self-confidence, which had been seriously damaged by his illness. It was also a way for him to practice figure painting even though he had no models… (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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