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Trinquetaille Bridge by Vincent van Gogh

    Trinquetaille Bridge by Vincent van Gogh

    Trinquetaille Bridge by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1888. The painting is in private collection. The size of the work is 72,5 x 91,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    The Trinquetoille Bridge that appears in this painting was an angular metal structure that spanned the river and joined the two sides of the town. The geometric pattern of the bridge in relation to the steps afforded Van Gogh a new and interesting motif, and the subject of bridges was one that he referred to several times during this period. In this painting a slight murky quality is evident in his colours, and this is something he increasingly employed. (Read more in

    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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