Still Life With Lemons On A Plate by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1887. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 21,5 x 27,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
In early 1887, Van Gogh experimented with diluted oil paint on an absorbent surface. That gave a matte, transparent effect. Van Gogh’s Citrus Dish is an example of this technique, which is called peinture à l’essence. If you look closely, you can see that the fruits and the background are set up with parallel lines and hatching. Van Gogh used his thinnest brushes for this. Some stripes are less than half a millimeter wide.
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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