The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1890. The painting is in Musee d’Orsay Paris. The size of the work is 93 x 74,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
This church, built in the 13th century in the early Gothic style, flanked by two Romanesque chapels, became under the painter’s brush a flamboyant monument on the verge of dislocating itself from the ground and from the two paths that seem to be clasping it like torrents of lava or mud. The “simple deep blue” was also used in Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, painted in the same short period in Auvers-sur-Oise. The foreground of The Church at Auvers is brightly lit by the sun, but the church itself sits in its own shadow, and “neither reflects nor emanates any light of its own.
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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