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Vineyards At Auvers by Vincent van Gogh

    Vineyards At Auvers by Vincent van Gogh

    Vineyards At Auvers by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1890. The painting is in Saint Louis Art Museum. The size of the work is 65,1 x 80,3 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    This canvas focuses on the twisted forms of grapevines depicted with Vincent van Gogh’s characteristic, heavily loaded brushstroke. Red poppies animate the composition, as do the red roofs in the distance. In May 1890, after spending two years in the south of France, Van Gogh moved to the village of Auvers, just to the north of Paris. He spent two prolific months there, producing about 70 paintings before his suicide. (Read more in Saint Louis Art 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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