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Vincent Van Gogh's Self-Portraits and Portraits Virtual Exhibitions

 


Self-portrait with Dark Felt Hat

Self-portrait with Pipe

Vincent Van Gogh selfportrait

Portrait of Pere Tanguy

Self-portrait with Grey Felt Hat

Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Cafe du Tambourin

Van Gogh Self-portrait

Self-portrait with Straw Hat

Van Gogh Self portrait with Grey Felt Hat

Van Gogh Woman Sitting by a Cradle

Van Gogh Self-portrait, Paris

Van Gogh Self-portrait

Van Gogh selfportrait

Van Gogh Self portrait

Self portrait with Straw Hat and Pipe

Van Gogh's Self-portrait

Van Gogh Self-portrait

Van Gogh Self-portrait

Self-portrait with Straw Hat

 Selfportrait with Straw Hat

Gogh Self-portrait with Straw Hat
Vincent van Gogh, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland. The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unsuitable and unhappy romances  and had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore in the Borinage. He remained in Belgium to study art, determined to give happiness by creating beauty.

Van Gogh Portrait of Pere Tanguy

Self-portrait with a Japanese Print

Self-portrait, Paris, Autumn 1887

Italian Woman (Agostian Segatori)

Van Gogh Portrait of Pere Tanguy

Van Gogh selfportraits

Van Gogh  portraits

Van Gogh Self portrait with Straw Hat

Van Gogh Self-portrait with Grey Felt Hat

Van Gogh Self-portrait in Front of the Easel

Van Gogh La Mousme, Sitting
 
 Portrait of Postman Joseph Roulin

 Portrait of Patience Escalier

Van Gogh Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin

Van Gogh Portrait of Eugene Boch

Van Gogh Portrait of Eugene Boch

 Portrait of Milliet, Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves

Van Gogh Portrait of Artist's Mother

Van Gogh L Arlesienne Madame Ginoux with Books

Van Gogh Self portrait

Van Gogh The Schoolboy Camille Roulin
 
Van Gogh Portrait of Armand Roulin

Van Gogh Portrait of Armand Roulin

Van Gogh Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe

Van Gogh Portrait of Doctor Felix Rey
 
Van Gogh La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin)
Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Arles
The works of his early Dutch period are somber-toned, sharply lit, genre paintings of which the most famous is "The Potato Eaters" (1885). In that year van Gogh went to Antwerp where he discovered the works of Rubens and purchased many Japanese prints. In 1886 he went to Paris to join his brother Theo, the manager of Goupil's gallery. In Paris, van Gogh studied with Cormon, inevitably met Pissarro, Monet, and Gauguin, and began to lighten his very dark palette and to paint in the short brushstrokes of the Impressionists. His nervous temperament made him a difficult companion and night-long discussions combined with painting all day undermined his health
He decided to go south to Arles where he hoped his friends would join him and help found a school of art. Gauguin did join him but with disastrous results. In a fit of epilepsy, van Gogh pursued his friend with an open razor, was stopped by Gauguin, but ended up cutting a portion of his ear lobe off. Van Gogh then began to alternate between fits of madness and lucidity and was sent to the asylum in Saint-Remy for treatment. In May of 1890, he seemed much better and went to live in Auvers-sur-Oise under the watchful eye of Dr. Gachet.
Van Gogh Self portrait 1889

Van Gogh SelfPortrait
 
Van Gogh Self-portrait

 Portrait of Trabuc, an Attendant at Saint-Paul Hospital

Van Gogh self portrait

Van Gogh Portrait of Doctor Gachet

Van Gogh Portrait of Doctor Gachet

Van Gogh Portrait of Adeline Ravoux

Pablo Picasso and Surrealist Painters with Paintings

Pablo Picasso and Surrealist Painters with Paintings

Two months later he was dead, having shot himself "for the good of all." During his brief career he had sold one painting. Van Gogh finest works were produced in less than three years in a technique that grew more and more impassioned in brushstroke, in symbolic and intense color, in surface tension, and in the movement and vibration of form and line.

Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853 (1853-03-30)
Zundert, The Netherlands
Died 29 July 1890 (1890-07-30) (aged 37)
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Nationality Dutch
Field Painter
Movement Post-Impressionism
Works The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Irises, Portrait of Dr. Gachet


 Young Peasant Woman with Straw Hat Sitting in the Wheat

 Young Girl Standing against a Background of Wheat

Van Gogh Marguerite Gachet at the Piano
Van Gogh's inimitable fusion of form and content is powerful; dramatic, lyrically rhythmic, imaginative, and emotional, for the artist was completely absorbed in the effort to explain either his struggle against madness or his comprehension of the spiritual essence of man and nature.

Link Vincent Van Gogh's Portraits

Vincent Van Gogh Portraits And Self-Portraits Virtual ExhibitionsVincent van Gogh's Self-Portraits and Portraits

This exhibition, organized on the occasion of Van Gogh’s 150th birthday, brings together 60 self-portraits and portraits of van Gogh. On 30th March 1853 Vincent van Gogh was born in a borough named Groot Zundert in the North Brabant region of Holland. In an exhibition organized in remembrance of the 150th year of his birth, bringing together 60 self-portraits and portraits of van Gogh. These works have been realized between the spring of 1886 and end of June of 1890, in a duration of approximately four years in Paris, Sainte – Remy and Auvers – sur – Oise. These paintings were dispersed in important museums and private collections, and we can say that it was almost impossible to assemble them in a really important exhibition in our country.

This works reflect also the influence of Japanese prints (1) which had an impact on almost all of the impressionists and also reveal traces of Vincent van Gogh's relation with the impressionist artists and the effects of their works. If we compare the exhibition's first self-portrait with the others which followed it we notice on the artist's colour palette and his strokes' style a striking difference. In the exhibition there are 33 self-portraits; 6 works whose subjects are the Postman Roulin and the members of his family, the artists materials salesman Pere Tanguy's 3 portraits, Dr. Gachet's two and one of his his wife’s. Among the other 15 portraits; Algerian soldiers and their commander, one shepherd, the painter’s mother, the owner of a bar, an artist and various young women and girls are the models who have accepted to pause for the artist.

The self-portraits and portraits which have been selected from the artist's life’s last four years express his psychological condition and are at the same time like mirrors of the limited social relations he had achieved with the persons in his surrounding. Through the intermediary of the self-portraits the artist painted, we can also observe the artist's self-analysis, and from the portraits of other persons he had done, keep track of his limited social circle. We know that his most important attachment in life was painting but the second important one was his relation with his brother Theo and his spiritual and financial aid; and to him he wrote 668 letters. During his stay at Arles the postman of the region Roulin and his family became familiar, thanks to this traffic of letters, and they have been the subjects of the 6 paintings you can see at the exhibition. The painter’s attitude, his reason for painting repeatedly with different motifs and harmony the postman’s, his wife's and the hostess of bar Madame Ginoux's back ground can only be explained by his desire to make his works more attractive and his longing for love and respect. It would not be wrong to say that he painted his doctors and members of their family with the same intentions. The four paintings of young women and teenagers he painted before he put an end to his life, bring to mind the period when he was twenty years old and madly in love twice and was turned down in both episodes, and his pride was wounded; these paintings can be seen as a passionate person's journey to his romantic youth.

As if with looking at oneself in mirrors, the artist tries to settle the accounts of his life up to that moment and he also looks into the lives of the contemporary “straightforward“, ordinary people with whom he had a limited acquaintance, and recreates their likenesses on his canvases. This may be one way of appreciating the 60 works which are exhibited. In the 33 self-portraits chosen from his life’s last four years, we can also see that the dominant feeling is his constant questioning of himself, of his life’s and his works' value; his anxiety whether it is right to continue his struggle under these conditions, this state of mind reveals a wounded aching personality. When persons do not obtain the results of their efforts, when they consider themselves unsuccessful in reaching the approval and appreciation of themselves and their works they become unhappy; furthermore their rupture from the limited relation with their surrounding are causes which bereave them from the necessary obligations to survive. His brother’s moral and financial help was not sufficient for Vincent van Gogh for prolonging his life, his illness also had an important effect. Another point of view for the selected self-portraits and portraits can be focused on his insistence, his search for harmony, for different bush strokes, as well as on the analysis and comparison of the various backgrounds in the paintings. These may be his recourse for enhancing the attractiveness of his works as well as being expressions of his psychological moods.

In one letter he wrote to Theo from Arles it is obvious that he was conscious of this change: “I am giving up what I have learnt in Paris. I regain my thoughts I had before I knew the impressionists… If the impressionists may find imperfections I would not be surprised, because my way of working differs from theirs and is taking its source from Delacroix. I will try to represent what is in front of me as it is on the canvas, for expressing myself more strongly I use colours with greater pleasure. (1)

Nietzsche appraises the human face as “ the mirror of the soul”; in this exhibition there are 60 works focused on human face. One of the most tragic and creative life story of mankind was Vincent van Gogh's; I think that those who can appreciate this painter's sensitivity are going to gain the ability to fulfill journeys into their own past’s depths and meditate on their futures.


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(1) Vincent van Gogh's Letters to Theo, YKB Publications, translation by Pınar Kür, taken from a letter dated 1888, Arles, end of September.

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh's Catalog of Painting / Times of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh 1881-1887 years Vincent Van Gogh About 1887-1890 years
1881 Still Life with Cabbage and Clogs
1881 Still Life with Beer Mug and Fruit
1882 View of the Sea at Scheveningen
1882 Fisherman's Wife on the Beach
1882 Girl in the Street, Two Coaches in the Background, A
1882 Girl in the Woods
1882 Girl in White in the Woods
1882 Fisherman on the Beach
1882 Beach at Scheveningen in Calm Weather
1882 Edge of a Wood
1882 Dunes
1882 Man Stooping with Stick or Spade
1882 Dunes with Figures
1882 Cluster of Old Houses with the New Church in The Hague
1882 Two Women in the Woods
1882 Women Mending Nets in the Dunes
1883 Lying Cow
1883 Lying Cow
1883 Marshy Landscape
1883 Footbridge across a Ditch
1883 Sower (study), The
1883 Potato Digging (Five Figures)
1883 Peat Boat with Two Figures
1883 Cows in the Meadow
1883 Wind-Beaten Tree, A
1883 Bulb Fields
1883 Cottages
1883 Two Women in the Moor
1883 Peasant Burning Weeds
1883 Farm with Stacks of Peat
1883 Landscape with Dunes
1883 Farmhouse Among Trees
1883 Landscape with a Church at Twilight
1883 Farmhouses in Loosduinen near The Hague at Twilight
1884 Still Life with Pottery, Beer Glass and Bottle
1884 Landscape with Pollard Willows
1884 Still Life with Coffee Mill, Pipe Case and Jug
1884 Still Life with Clogs and Pots
1884 Weaver Arranging Threads
1884 Weaver Facing Right (Half-Figure)
1884 Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap
1884 Weaver Facing Left with Spinning Wheel
1884 Farmers Planting Potatoes
1884 Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap
1884 Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen
1884 Still Life with Pottery and Two Bottles
1884 Still Life with Five Bottles
1884 Still Life with Four Stone Bottles, Flask and White Cup
1884 Water Mill at Opwetten
1884 Still Life with Paintbrushes in a Pot
1884 Water Mill at Kollen Near Nuenen
1884 Water Mill at Gennep
1884 Lane in Autumn
1884 Water Mill at Gennep
1884 Water Mill at Gennep
1884 Weaver Facing Right
1884 Village at Sunset
1884 Still Life with Two Sacks and a Bottle
1884 Weaver, Interior with Three Small Windows
1884 Weaver Near an Open Window
1884 Weaver, Seen from the Front
1884 Weaver, Seen from the Front
1884 Weaver Standing in Front of a Loom
1884 Still Life with Pots, Jar and Bottles
1884 Still Life with Bottles and a Cowrie Shell
1884 Weaver Arranging Threads
1884 Avenue of Poplars at Sunset
1884 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1884 Old Church Tower at Nuenen, The
1884 Parsonage Garden at Nuenen, The
1884 Two Rats
1884 Avenue of Poplars in Autumn
1884 Old Tower at Nuenen with a Ploughman, The
1884 Old Tower in the Fields, The
1884 Old Tower of Nuenen with People Walking, The
1884 Potato Planting
1884 Head of a Peasant Woman
1884 Vase with Dead Leaves
1884 Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap
1884 Shepherd with a Flock of Sheep
1884 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1884 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1884 Wood Gatherers in the Snow
1884 Head of a Peasant with Cap
1884 Cart with Black Ox
1884 Cart with Red and White Ox
1884 - 85 Vase with Honesty
1884 -85 Still Life with Bottles and Earthenware
1884-85 Head of a Woman
1884-85 Head of a Woman
1884-85 Head of a Man
1885 Head of a Young Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman in a Green Shawl
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman
1885 Still Life with Vegetables and Fruit
1885 Study for 'The Potato Eaters'
1885 Head of a Peasant
1885 Two Hands
1885 Head of an Old Woman with White Cap (The Midwife)
1885 Head of a Peasant with a Pipe
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Head of a Peasant with Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Two Peasant Women Digging
1885 Head of a Woman with her Hair Loose
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Head of a Young Peasant in a Peaked Cap
1885 Head of a Young Peasant in a Peaked Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Greenish Lace Cap
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with Brownish Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Head of a Woman
1885 Peasant Woman by the Fireplace
1885 Peasant Woman Laundering
1885 Peasant Woman Peeling Potatoes
1885 Peasant Woman Raking
1885 Peasant Woman Seated before an Open Door, Peeling Potatoes
1885 Peasant Woman, Seated (Half-Figure)
1885 Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap
1885 Peasant Woman, Seen against the Window
1885 Peasant Woman Sewing
1885 Peasant Woman Sitting on a Chair
1885 Peasant Woman Standing Indoors
1885 Peasant Woman Sweeping the Floor
1885 Peasant Woman Taking her Meal
1885 Peasant Woman Digging Up Potatoes
1885 Parsonage at Nuenen by Moonlight, The
1885 Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in the Snow, The
1885 Peasant Sitting at a Table
1885 Peasant Making a Basket
1885 Peasant Making a Basket
1885 Peasant Digging
1885 Peasant and Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes
1885 Peasant Woman by the Fireplace
1885 Peasant Woman Darning Stockings
1885 Peasant Woman Digging
1885 Peasant Woman Digging
1885 Peasant Woman Digging
1885 Parsonage Garden at Nuenen with Pond and Figures, The
1885 Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in the Snow, The
1885 Peasant Woman with Child on Her Lap
1885 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
1885 Potato Eaters, The
1885 Still Life with Copper Coffeepot and Two White Bowls
1885 Still Life with Earthenware and Bottles
1885 Still Life with Ginger Jar and Apples
1885 Still Life with Ginger Jar and Onions
1885 Peasant Woman Peeling Potatoes
1885 Lane with Poplars
1885 Landscape with Windblown Trees
1885 Still Life with Three Birds' Nests
1885 Still Life with Three Birds' Nests
1885 Landscape at Sunset
1885 Landscape at Dusk
1885 Still Life with Three Birds' Nests
1885 Still Life with Brass Cauldron and Jug
1885 Still Life with Birds' Nests
1885 Still Life with Bible
1885 Potato Eaters, The
1885 Old Station at Eindhoven, The
1885 Old Church Tower at Nuenen ('The Peasants' Churchyard')
1885 Old Cemetery Tower at Nuenen in the Snow, The
1885 Sheaves of Wheat in a Field
1885 Still Life with a Basket of Apples
1885 Still Life with Earthenware, Bottle and Clogs
1885 Still Life with a Basket of Apples and Two Pumpkins
1885 Still Life with a Basket of Potatoes, Surrounded by Autumn Leaves and Vegetables
1885 Still Life with a Basket of Vegetables
1885 Still Life with an Earthen Bowl and Pears
1885 Still Life with an Earthen Bowl and Potatoes
1885 Still Life with Two Jars and Two Pumpkins
1885 Willow, The
1885 Cottage and Woman with Goat
1885 Cottage
1885 Cottage
1885 Woman Lifting Potatoes
1885 Woman Winding Yarn
1885 Woman with a Mourning Shawl
1885 Woman Sewing
1885 Basket of Potatoes
1885 Flying Fox
1885 Bobbin Winder
1885 Cottage with Decrepit barn and Stooping Woman
1885 Cottage with Peasant Coming Home
1885 Cottage with Peasant Woman Digging
1885 Portrait of Woman in Blue
1885 Country Lane with Two Figures
1885 Cottage, The
1885 Cottage with Trees and Peasant Woman
1885 Cottage with Trees
1885 Cottage with Trees
1885 View of Amsterdam from Central Station
1885 View of a Town with Drawbridge
1885 Cottage with Trees
1885 Vicarage at Nuenen, The
1885 Still Life with Yellow Straw Hat
1885 Basket of Potatoes
1885 Autumn Landscape with Four Trees
1885 Portrait of a Woman with Red Ribbon
1885 Backyards of old Houses in Antwerp in the Snow
1885 Basket of Apples
1885 De Ruijterkade in Amsterdam, The
1885 Gordina de Groot, Head
1885 Beer Tankards
1885 Basket of Apples
1885 Baskets of Potatoes
1885 Gordina de Groot, Head
1885 Autumn Landscape at Dusk
1885 Portrait of an Old Man with Beard
1885 Two Peasant Women Digging Potatoes
1885 Autumn Landscape
1885 Head of a Brabant Peasant Woman with Dark Cap
1885 Head of a Man
1885 - 86 Skull with Burning Cigarette
1886 Self-Portrait with Dark Felt Hat
1886 Still Life with Bloaters
1886 Still Life with Bloaters
1886 White Vase with Roses and Other Flowers
1886 Le Moulin de la Galette
1886 Pair of Shoes, A
1886 Le Moulin de la Galette
1886 Le Moulin de Blute-Fin
1886 Le Moulin de la Galette
1886 Pair of Shoes, A
1886 Le Moulin de la Galette
1886 Le Moulin de la Galette
1886 Le Moulin de la Galette
1886 Bois de Boulogne with People Walking, The
1886 Windmill on Montmartre
1886 Bois de Boulogne with People Walking, The
1886 Bois de Boulogne with People Walking, The
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 Pont du Carrousel and the Louvre, The
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Male Torso
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Kneeling Man
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Horse
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 Bowl with Chrysanthemums
1886 Bowl with Daffodils
1886 Bowl with Peonies and Roses
1886 Outskirts of Paris
1886 Coleus Plant in a Flowerpot
1886 Self-Portrait with Pipe
1886 Cineraria in a Flowerpot
1886 Hill of Montmartre with Quarry, The
1886 Self-Portrait with Dark Felt Hat at the Easel
1886 Sloping Path in Montmartre
1886 Self-Portrait with Pipe
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 nu Study of a Little Girl, Seated
1886 Bowl with Sunflowers, Roses and Other Flowers
1886 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1886 Vase with Gladioli and Carnations
1886 Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums
1886 Glass with Hellebores
1886 Twilight, before the Storm: Montmartre
1886 Vase with Gladioli and Lilac
1886 Vase with Daisies
1886 Vase with Carnations and Zinnias
1886 Three Pairs of Shoes
1886 Vase with Carnations and Other Flowers
1886 Vase with Carnations
1886 Green Parrot, The
1886 Terrace of a Cafe on Montmartre (La Guinguette)
1886 Tambourine with Pansies
1886 Vase with Zinnias and Other Flowers
1886 Vase with Zinnias
1886 Vase with White and Red Carnations
1886 Vase with Gladioli
1886 Vase with Hollyhocks
1886 Fritillaries
1886 Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris, The
1886 Vase with Myosotis and Peonies
1886 Vase with Peonies
1886 Vase with Red Gladioli
1886 Vase with Red Gladioli
1886 Vase with Red Gladioli
1886 Vase with Red Poppies
1886 Geranium in a Flowerpot
1886 Ginger Jar Filled with Chrysanthemums
1886 Vase with Gladioli and Carnations
1886 Glass with Roses
1886 Kingfisher, The
1886 Still Life with Scabiosa and Ranunculus
1886 View of Roofs and Backs of Houses
1886 Vase with Asters, Salvia and Other Flowers
1886 View of Paris from near Montmartre
1886 Vase with Viscaria
1886 Still Life with Mussels and Shrimps
1886 Vase with Asters and Phlox
1886 View of the Roofs of Paris
1886 Montmartre: Quarry, the Mills
1886 Lane at the Jardin du Luxembourg
1886 Self-Portrait
1886 Still Life with Meat, Vegetables and Pottery
1886 View of Paris from Montmartre
1886 View of Montmartre with Windmills
1886 Vase with Carnations
1886 Vase with Carnations
1886 Still Life with Two Herrings, a Cloth and a Glass
1886 - 87 Vase with Flowers
1886 - 87 Still Life with Birds' Nests
1886-87 Flowers in a Blue Vase
1886/87 Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
1886/87 Portrait of a Man
1886/87 Portrait of a Woman (Madame Tanguy?)
1886/87 Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid; Sitting in an Easy Chair
1886/87 Portrait of a Man with a Moustache
1886/87 Portrait of a Man with a Skull Cap
1886/87 Portrait of Père Tanguy
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Vase with Flowers, Coffeepot and Fruit
1887 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
1887 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat and Pipe
1887 Portrait of Père Tanguy
1887 Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid
1887 Vase with Daisies and Anemones
1887 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
1887 Undergrowth
1887 Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Self-Portrait with a Japanese Print
1887 Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du Tabourin
1887 Self-Portrait
1887 Undergrowth
1887 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
1887 Still Life with Grapes, Pears and Lemons
1887 Vegetable Gardens at Montmartre
1887 Vegetable Garden in Montmartre
1887 Vase with Lilacs, Daisies and Anemones
1887 Still Life with Lemons on a Plate
1887 Street Scene in Montmartre
1887 Still Life with Basket of Apples (to Lucien Pissarro)
1887 Street Scene in Montmartre: Le Moulin a Poivre
1887 Woman Sitting by a Cradle
1887 Still Life with Bloaters and Garlic
1887 Vegetable Gardens in Montmartre: La Butte Montmartre
1887 Still Life with Three Books
1887 Still Life with Grapes
1887 Wheat Field with a Lark
1887 Still Life with French Novels and a Rose
1887 Still Life with Decanter and Lemons on a Plate
1887 Still Life with Plaster Statuette, a Rose and Two Novels
1887 View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic
1887 Still Life with Red Cabbages and Onions
1887 View of a River with Rowing Boats
1887 Still Life with Absinthe
1887 Woman Sitting in the Grass
1887 Woman Walking in a Garden, A
1887 Roadway with Underpass (The Viaduct)
1887 Self-Portrait with Pipe and Glass
1887 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
1887 View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic
1887 Rispal Restaurant at Asnières, The
1887 Restaurant de la Sirène at Asnières, The
1887 Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
1887 Restaurant de la Sirène at Asnières
1887 Seine Bridge at Asnieres, The
1887 Seine with a Rowing Boat, The
1887 Seine with the Pont de Clichy, The
1887 Still Life with a Basket of Crocuses
1887 Trees and Undergrowth
1887 Walk Along the Banks of the Seine Near Asnieres
1887 Trees and Undergrowth
1887 Two Cut Sunflowers
1887 Two Cut Sunflowers
1887 Two Cut Sunflowers
1887 Seine with the Pont de la Grande Jette, The
1887 Trees in a Field on a Sunny Day
1887 nu Woman Reclining
1887 Corner of Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnieres
1887 Lane in Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnieres
1887 Lane in Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnieres
1887 Bathing Float on the Seine at Asnieres
1887 Avenue in Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnieres
1887 Interior of a Restaurant
1887 Exterior of a Restaurant at Asnieres
1887 Factories at Asnieres Seen from the Quai de Clichy
1887 Factories Seen from a Hillside in Moonlight
1887 Factory at Asnieres, The
1887 Montmartre Path with Sunflowers
1887 Couples in the Voyer d'Argenson park at Asnieres
1887 Basket of Sprouting Bulbs
1887 Banks of the Seine, The
1887 nu Woman on a Bed
1887 nu Woman Reclining, Seen from the Back
1887 Banks of the Seine with the Pont de Clichy in the Spring
1887 Edge of a Wheatfield with Poppies
1887 Entrance of Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnières
1887 Banks of the Seine with Boats, The
1887 Banks of the Seine with the Pont de Clichy
1887 Japonaiserie: Oiran (after Kesaï Eisen)
1887 Japonaiserie: Flowering Plum Tree (after Hiroshige)
1887 Japonaiserie: Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)
1887 Italian Woman (Agostina Segatori?)
1887 Le Moulin de la Galette
1887 Chestnut Tree in Blossom
1887 Park at Asnieres in Spring (on loan from a private collection)
1887 Lilacs
1887 Pair of Shoes, A
1887 Garden with Sunflowers
1887 Pasture in Bloom
1887 Chrysanthemums and Wild Flowers in a Vase
1887 Outskirts of Paris: Road with Peasant Shouldering a Spade
1887 Path in the Woods
1887 Bridge across the Seine at Asnieres
1887 Pair of Shoes, A
1887 On the Outskirts of Paris
1887 Four Cut Sunflowers
1887 House with Sunflowers
1887 Boulevard de Clichy
1887 Fritillaries in a Copper Vase
1887 Flowerpot with Chives
1887 - 88 Skull
1887 - 88 Skull
1887 - 88 Still Life with Pears
1887 - 88 Still Life with Apples
1887 - 88 Still Life with Basket of Apples
1887 - 88 Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
1887/88 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
1887/88 Portrait of Pere Tanguy
1887/88 Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
1887/88 Self-Portrait
1888 Landscape Under a Stormy Sky
1888 Wheat Stacks with Reaper
1888 Wheat Fields with Stacks
1888 La Mousme, Sitting
1888 Les Alyscamps
1888 Les Alyscamps
1888 Wheat Field with the Alpilles Foothills in the Background
1888 Wheat Field with Sheaves
1888 White Orchard, The
1888 Willows at Sunset
1888 Langlois Bridge at Arles, The
1888 Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing, The
1888 Coal Barges
1888 Lane near Arles, A
1888 L'Arlesienne: Madame Ginoux with Books
1888 L'Arlesienne: Madame Ginoux with Gloves and Umbrella
1888 Sower, The
1888 Lane in the Public Garden at Arles, A
1888 Langlois Bridge at Arles, The
1888 Les Alyscamps
1888 Langlois Bridge at Arles with Road Alongside the Canal, The
1888 Landscape with Snow
1888 Coal Barges
1888 La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin)
1888 Girl with Ruffled Hair (The Mudlark)
1888 Farmhouse in Provence
1888 Farmhouse in a Wheat Field
1888 View of Arles with Irises in the Foreground
1888 View of Arles with Trees in Blossom
1888 Gleize Bridge over the Vigueirat Canal, The
1888 Trunk of an Old Yew Tree
1888 Trinquetaille Bridge, The
1888 Interior of a Restaurant in Arles
1888 Interior of the Restaurant Carrel in Arles
1888 View of Saintes-Maries
1888 Farmhouses in Wheat Field Near Arles
1888 Two Lovers (Fragment)
1888 Green Ears of Wheat
1888 Green Vineyard, The
1888 Garden Behind a House
1888 Harvest at La Cra, with Montmajour in the Background
1888 Harvest in Provence
1888 Flowering Garden with Path
1888 Two Thistles
1888 Haystacks in Provence
1888 Flowering Garden
1888 Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries
1888 Three White Cottages in Saintes-Maries
1888 Three Sunflowers in a Vase
1888 Thistles
1888 Encampment of Gypsies with Caravans
1888 Dance Hall in Arles, The
1888 Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
1888 Still Life: Vase with Five Sunflowers
1888 Wheat Field
1888 Still Life: Potatoes in a Yellow Dish
1888 Still Life: Majolica Jug with Wildflowers
1888 Still Life: French Novels
1888 Still Life: Bowl with Daisies
1888 Still Life: Bottle, Lemons and Oranges
1888 Still Life: Vase with Oleanders
1888 Still Life: Vase with Oleanders and Books
1888 Entrance to the Public Park in Arles
1888 Vincent's Bedroom in Arles
1888 Vincent's Chair with His Pipe
1888 Vincent's House in Arles (The Yellow House)
1888 Tarascon Diligence
1888 Sunset: Wheat Fields Near Arles
1888 Sunny Lawn in a Public Park
1888 Street in Saintes-Maries
1888 Still Life: Vase with Zinnias
1888 Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers
1888 Still Life: Blue Enamel Coffeepot, Earthenware and Fruit
1888 Les Alyscamps: Falling Autumn Leaves
1888 Ploughed Field
1888 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin
1888 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin
1888 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin
1888 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin
1888 Pork-Butcher's Shop Seen from a Window, A
1888 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin
1888 Portrait of the Artist's Mother
1888 Portrait of a Man
1888 Baby Marcelle Roulin, The
1888 Baby Marcelle Roulin, The
1888 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin
1888 Public Garden with Couple and Blue Fir Tree: The Poet's Garden III
1888 Portrait of Madame Augustine Roulin
1888 Old Mill, The
1888 Old Woman of Arles, An
1888 Red Vineyard, The
1888 Portrait of Armand Roulin
1888 Portrait of Armand Roulin
1888 Portrait of Camille Roulin
1888 Portrait of Camille Roulin
1888 Railway Carriages
1888 Railway Bridge over Avenue Montmajour, Arles, The
1888 Quay with Men Unloading Sand Barges
1888 Avenue of Plane Trees near Arles Station
1888 Portrait of a One-Eyed Man
1888 Portrait of Eugene Boch
1888 Orchard in Blossom, Bordered by Cypresses
1888 Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees
1888 Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom
1888 Painter on His Way to Work, The
1888 Pair of Leather Clogs, A
1888 Pair of Shoes, A
1888 Park at Arles with the Entrance Seen through the Trees, The
1888 Path Through a Field with Willows
1888 Paul Gauguin's Armchair
1888 Peach Tree in Blossom
1888 Orchard in Blossom, Bordered by Cypresses
1888 Orchard in Blossom (Plum Trees)
1888 Almond Tree in Blossom
1888 Portrait of Milliet; Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves
1888 Pink Peach Tree in Blossom (Reminiscence of Mauve)
1888 Portrait of Patience Escalier
1888 Portrait of Patience Escalier; Shepherd in Provence
1888 Arles: View from the Wheat Fields
1888 Apricot Trees in Blossom
1888 Orchard in Blossom
1888 Orchard in Blossom
1888 Apricot Trees in Blossom
1888 Orchard in Blossom
1888 Public Park at Arles, The
1888 Zouave (Half Length), The
1888 Sower: Outskirts of Arles in the Background, The
1888 Sower, The
1888 Sower, The
1888 Mother Roulin with Her Baby
1888 Snowy Landscape with Arles in the Background
1888 Smoker, The
1888 Sower, The
1888 Baby Marcelle Roulin, The
1888 Night Cafe in the Place Lamartine in Arles, The
1888 Self-Portrait in Front of the Easel
1888 Self-Portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat
1888 Spectators in the Arena at Arles
1888 Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass
1888 Canal with Women Washing
1888 Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, The
1888 Brothel, The
1888 Lovers: The Poet's Garden IV, The
1888 Still Life with Basket and Six Oranges
1888 Bridge at Trinqueataille, The
1888 Blossoming Pear Tree
1888 Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass with a Book
1888 Memory of the Garden at Etten
1888 Mother Roulin with Her Baby
1888 Starry Night Over the Rhone
1888 Novel Reader, The
1888 Self-Portrait
1888 Seascape at Saintes-Maries
1888 Seascape at Saintes-Maries
1888 Young Man with a Cap
1888 Self-Portrait (Dedicated to Paul Gauguin)
1888 Seated Zouave, The
1888 Rocks with Oak Tree
1888 Schoolboy (Camille Roulin), The
1889 Wheat Field Behind Saint-Paul Hospital with a Reaper
1889 Clumps of Grass
1889 Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital with Figure, The
1889 Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe
1889 Corner in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, A
1889 Wheat Field in Rain
1889 Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
1889 Wheat Field with Cypresses
1889 Field with Two Rabbits
1889 Wheat Field Behind Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Self-Portrait
1889 Self-Portrait
1889 Portrait of Trabuc; an Attendant at Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, The
1889 Self-Portrait
1889 Cypresses
1889 Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, The
1889 Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, The
1889 Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, The
1889 Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, The
1889 Enclosed Field with Ploughman
1889 Wooden Sheds
1889 Cypresses with Two Female Figures
1889 Field with Poppies
1889 Field with Ploughman and Mill
1889 Enclosed Wheat Field with Peasant
1889 Courtyard of the Hospital at Arles, The
1889 Evening: The Watch (after Millet)
1889 View of the Church of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
1889 Evening: The End of the Day (after Millet)
1889 White Cottage Among the Olive Trees, The
1889 Crab on Its Back
1889 Entrance to a Quarry near Saint-Remy
1889 Pine Trees with Figure in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Vincent's Bedroom in Arles
1889 Entrance to a Quarry
1889 Walk: Falling Leaves, The
1889 Portrait of a Young Peasant
1889 Field of Yellow Flowers, A
1889 Field of Spring Wheat at Sunrise
1889 Evening Landscape with Rising Moon
1889 Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haute Galline Near Eygalieres
1889 Portrait of a Patient in Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Ward in the Hospital in Arles
1889 Portrait of Madame Trabuc
1889 Wheat Field with Reaper and Sun
1889 Portrait of Doctor Felix Rey
1889 At the Foot of the Mountains
1889 Wheat Fields with Reaper at Sunrise
1889 Pollard Willows
1889 Red Chestnuts in the Public Park at Arles
1889 Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
1889 Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
1889 Road at Saint-Remy with Female Figure, A
1889 Still Life: Two Red Herrings
1889 Road Menders, The
1889 Landscape with Olive Tree and Mountains in the Background
1889 Road Menders, The
1889 Rosebush in Blossom
1889 Sheaf-Binder, The (after Millet)
1889 Reaper (after Millet), The
1889 Reaper with Sickle (after Millet)
1889 Olive Grove: Bright Blue Sky
1889 Olive Grove with Picking Figures
1889 Irises
1889 Study of Pine Trees
1889 Stone Bench in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, The
1889 Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers
1889 Olive Grove
1889 Olive Grove
1889 Olive Grove
1889 Peasant Woman Binding Sheaves (after Millet)
1889 Sheep-Shearers, The (after Millet)
1889 Mulberry Tree, The
1889 Sower, The (after Millet)
1889 Spinner, The
1889 Starry Night
1889 Meadow in the Mountains: Le Mas de Saint-Paul, A
1889 Landscape with Trees and Figures
1889 Man is at Sea (after Demont-Breton), The
1889 Lilacs
1889 Les Peiroulets Ravine
1889 Le Mont Gaussier with the Mas de Saint-Paul
1889 Les Peiroulets Ravine
1889 Sower, The (after Millet)
1889 Landscape in the Neighbourhood of Saint-Rémy
1889 Still Life: Drawing Board, Pipe, Onions and Sealing-Wax
1889 Still Life: Bloaters on a Piece of Yellow Paper
1889 La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin)
1889 La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin)
1889 La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin)
1889 Shepherdess, The (after Millet)
1889 Still Life with Oranges, Lemons and Blue Gloves
1889 Mountains at Saint-Rémy with Dark Cottage
1889 La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom
1889 Mountainous Landscape Behind Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Les Peiroulets Ravine
1889 Two Diggers among Trees
1889 Pietà (after Delacroix), The
1889 Pine Trees against a Red Sky with Setting Sun
1889 Enclosed Field with Rising Sun
1889 Olive Trees: Bright Blue Sky
1889 Two Peasants Digging (after Millet)
1889 Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun
1889 Olive Grove: Pale Blue Sky
1889 Two Poplars on a Road Through the Hills
1889 Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background
1889 Pietà (after Delacroix), The
1889 Two White Butterflies
1889 Half Figure of an Angel (after Rembrandt)
1889 Grass and Butterflies
1889 Great Peacock Moth
1889 Green Wheat Field
1889 Green Wheat Field with Cypress
1889 Valley with Ploughman Seen from Above
1889 Peasant Woman Cutting Straw (after Millet)
1889 Orchard in Blossom with View of Arles
1889 Undergrowth with Ivy
1889 Peasant Woman with a Rake (after Millet)
1889 Two Crabs
1889 Olive Trees against a Slope of a Hill
1889 Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Olive Picking
1889 Tree Trunks with Ivy
1889 Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Wheat Field with Cypresses
1889 Olive Picking
1889 Thresher (after Millet), The
1889 Tree Trunks with Ivy
1889 Olive Picking
1889 Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
1889 Olive Grove: Orange Sky
1889 Iris, The
1889 Olive Trees
1890 Blossoming Chestnut Branches
1890 Bank of the Oise at Auvers
1890 Meadow in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
1890 Blossoming Almond Tree
1890 Marguerite Gachet in the Garden
1890 Young Peasant Woman with Straw Hat Sitting in the Wheat
1890 Good Samaritan (after Delacroix), The
1890 Poppies and Butterflies
1890 Chestnut Tree in Blossom
1890 Little Arlesienne, The
1890 Little Stream, The
1890 Wheat Fields
1890 Marguerite Gachet at the Piano
1890 Prisoners Exercising (after Doré)
1890 Auvers Town Hall on 14 July 1890
1890 Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity)
1890 Portrait of Doctor Gachet
1890 Roses and Beetle
1890 Portrait of Doctor Gachet
1890 Sheaves of Wheat
1890 Portrait of Adeline Ravoux
1890 Portrait of Adeline Ravoux
1890 Plough and the Harrow (after Millet), The
1890 Plain Near Auvers
1890 Pine Trees and Dandelions in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
1890 Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt), The
1890 Road with Cypress and Star
1890 Peasants Lifting Potatoes
1890 Houses in Auvers
1890 Noon: Rest from Work (after Millet)
1890 Blossoming Acaacia Branches
1890 Portrait of Adeline Ravoux
1890 Green Wheat Fields
1890 View of Vessenots Near Auvers
1890 Thatched Cottages in the Sunshine: Reminiscence of the North
1890 Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Figures
1890 Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Two Figures
1890 Village Street in Auvers
1890 Thatched Cottages in Jorgus
1890 Thatched Cottages by a Hill
1890 Thatched Cottages at Cordeville
1890 Thatched Cottages
1890 Vineyards with a View of Auvers
1890 Still Life: Vase with Roses
1890 Still Life: Vase with Rose-Mallows
1890 Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background
1890 Still Life: Vase with Irises
1890 Ears of Wheat
1890 Doctor Gachet's Garden in Auvers
1890 Thatched Sandstone Cottages in Chaponval
1890 Tree Roots and Trunks
1890 View of Auvers with Church
1890 Undergrowth with Two Figures
1890 Grove, The
1890 Two Women Crossing the Fields
1890 Haystacks under a Rainy Sky
1890 First Steps (after Millet)
1890 Fields, The
1890 Field with Wheat Stacks
1890 Two Peasant Women Digging in Field with Snow
1890 Field with Poppies
1890 House of Pere Eloi, The
1890 House of Pere Pilon, The
1890 Farmhouse with Two Figures
1890 Houses in Auvers
1890 Two Children
1890 Two Children
1890 View of Auvers
1890 Daubigny's Garden
1890 Daubigny's Garden
1890 Daubigny's Garden
1890 Wheat Field at Auvers with White House
1890 Wild Flowers and Thistles in a Vase
1890 Wild Roses
1890 Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset
1890 Cottages and Cypresses: Reminiscence of the North
1890 L'Arlesienne (Madame Ginoux)
1890 Cottages: Reminiscence of the North
1890 L'Arlesienne (Madame Ginoux)
1890 L'Arlesienne (Madame Ginoux)
1890 Morning: Peasant Couple Going to Work (after Millet)
1890 Church at Auvers, The
1890 L'Arlesienne (Madame Ginoux)
1890 Child with Orange
1890 Chestnut Trees in Blossom
1890 Woodcutter, The (after Millet)
1890 Young Girl Standing Against a Background of Wheat
1890 Landscape with Couple Walking and Crescent Moon
1890 White House at Night, The
1890 Landscape with Carriage and Train in the Background
1890 Cypresses and Two Women
1890 Still Life: Vase with Flower and Thistles
1890 Still Life: Red Poppies and Daisies
1890 Still Life: Pink Roses in a Vase
1890 Still Life: Pink Roses
1890 Still Life: Japanese Vase with Roses and Anemones
1890 Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky
1890 Cows (after Jordaens)
1890 Wheat Field with Cornflowers
1890 Landscape at Auvers in the Rain
1890 Wheat Fields with Auvers in the Background
1890 Wheat Fields near Auvers
1890 Wheat Fields at Auvers Under Clouded Sky
1890 Still Life: Glass with Carnations
1890 Still Life: Glass with Wild Flowers
1890 Wheat Field with Crows
1890 Young Man with Cornflower
1890? Garden in Auvers
 

Vincent Van GoghWork

Van Gogh drew and painted with watercolors while at school; few of these works survive and authorship is challenged on some of those that do.When he committed to art as an adult, he began at an elementary level by copying the Cours de dessin, edited by Charles Bargue and published by Goupil & Cie. Within his first two years he had began to seek commissions. In spring 1882, his uncle, Cornelis Marinus (owner of a renowned gallery of contemporary art in Amsterdam) asked him for drawings of the Hague. Van Gogh's work did not prove equal to his uncle's expectations. Marinus offered a second commission, this time specifying the subject matter in detail, but was once again disappointed with the result. Nevertheless, Van Gogh persevered. He improved the lighting of his atelier (studio) by installing variable shutters and experimented with a variety of drawing materials. For more than a year he worked on single figures—highly elaborated studies in "Black and White",which at the time gained him only criticism. Today, they are recogonised as his first masterpieces.


The Old Mill, (1888), Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Starry Night Over the Rhone, (1888), Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, (1889), Museum of Modern Art, New YorkEarly in 1883, he undertook work on multi-figure compositions, which he based on the drawings. He had some of them photographed, but when his brother remarked that they lacked liveliness and freshness, Van Gogh destroyed them and turned to oil painting. By autumn 1882, Theo had enabled him to do his first paintings, but the amount Theo could supply was soon spent. Then, in spring 1883, Van Gogh turned to renowned Hague School artists like Weissenbruch and Blommers, and received technical support from them, as well as from painters like De Bock and Van der Weele, both Hague School artists of the second generation.

When he moved to Nuenen after the intermezzo in Drenthe, he began a number of large size paintings, but destroyed most. The Potato Eaters and its companion pieces—The Old Tower on the Nuenen cemetery and The Cottage—are the only to have survived. Following a visit to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh was aware that many of his faults were due to lack of technical experience.So he went to Antwerp and later to Paris to improve his skill.


White House at Night, 1890, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, painted six weeks before the artist's deathMore or less acquainted with Impressionist and Neo-impressionist techniques and theories, Van Gogh went to Arles to develop these new possibilities. But within a short time, older ideas on art and work reappeared: ideas like doing series on related or contrasting subject matter, which would reflect the purpose of art. As his work progressed, he painted a great many Self-portraits. Already in 1884 in Nuenen he had worked on a series that was to decorate the dining room of a friend in Eindhoven. Similarly in Arles, in spring 1888 he arranged his Flowering Orchards into triptychs, began a series of figures that found its end in The Roulin Family, and finally, when Gauguin had consented to work and live in Arles side-by-side with Van Gogh, he started to work on the The Décoration for the Yellow House, which was by some accounts the most ambitious effort he ever undertook.Most of his later work is elaborating or revising its fundamental settings. In the spring of 1889, he painted another smaller group of orchards. In an April letter to Theo, he said, "I have 6 studies of spring, two of them large orchards. There is little time because these effects are so short-lived."

The art historian Albert Boime was the first to show that Van Gogh—even in seemingly phantastical compositions like Starry Night—relied on reality.The White House at Night, shows a house at twilight with a prominent star with a yellow halo in the sky. Astronomers at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos calculated that the star is Venus, which was bright in the evening sky in June 1890 when Van Gogh is believed to have painted the picture.

The paintings from the Saint-Rémy period are often characterized by swirls and spirals. The patterns of luminosity in these images have been shown to conform to Kolmogorov's statistical model of turbulence.

Working procedure

Vestibule of the Asylum, Saint-Remy (September 1889), Van Gogh Museum, brush and oils, black chalk, on pink laid paperA self-taught artist with little training, Van Gogh's painting and drawing techniques are all but academic. Recent research has shown that works commonly known as "oil paintings" or "drawings" would better be called executed in "mixed-media". For example, The Langlois Bridge at Arles still shows the highly elaborate under-drawing in pen and ink,and several works from Saint-Rémy and Auvers, hitherto considered to be drawings or watercolors, such as Vestibule of the Asylum, Saint-Remy (September 1889), turned out to be painted in diluted oil and with a brush.

Radiographical examination has shown that Van Gogh re-used older canvases more extensively than previously assumed—whether he really overpainted more than a third of his output, as presumed recently, must be verified by further investigations. In 2008, a team from Delft University of Technology and the University of Antwerp used advanced X-ray techniques to create a clear image of a woman's face previously painted, underneath the work Patch of Grass.

Cypresses

One of the most popular and widely known series of Van Gogh's paintings are his Cypresses. During the summer of 1889, at sister Wil's request, he made several smaller versions of Wheat Field with Cypresses.The works are characterised by swirls and densely painted impasto—and produced one of his best-known paintings - The Starry Night. Others works from the series have similar stylistic elements including Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background (1889) Cypresses (1889), Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889), (Van Gogh made several versions of this painting that year), Road with Cypress and Star (1890) and Starry Night Over the Rhone (1888). These have become synonymous with Van Gogh's work through their stylistic uniqueness. According to art historian Ronald Pickvance,


Road with Cypress and Star, May 1890, Kröller-Müller Museum
Wheat Field with Cypresses, (1889), National Gallery, London
Cypresses, (1889), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York CityRoad with Cypress and Star (1890), is a painting compositionally as unreal and artificial as the Starry Night. Pickvance goes on to say the painting Road with Cypress and Star represents an exalted experience of reality, a conflation of North and South, what both van Gogh and Gauguin referred to as an "abstraction". Referring to Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, on or around June 18, 1889, in a letter to Theo, he wrote, "At last I have a landscape with olives and also a new study of a Starry Night."

Hoping to also have a gallery for his work, his major project at this time was a series of paintings including Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers (1888), and Starry Night Over the Rhone (1888) that all intended to form the décoration of the Yellow House.

Flowering Orchards
See also: Flowering Orchards

Cherry Tree, (1888), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
View of Arles, Flowering Orchards (1889)The series of Flowering Orchards, sometimes referred to as the Orchards in Blossom paintings, were among the first group of work that Van Gogh completed after his arrival in Arles, Provence in February 1888. The 14 paintings in this group are optimistic, joyous and visually expressive of the burgeoning springtime. They are delicately sensitive, silent, quiet and unpopulated. About The Cherry Tree Vincent wrote to Theo on April 21, 1888 and said he had 10 orchards and: one big (painting) of a cherry tree, which I've spoiled.The following spring he painted another smaller group of orchards, including View of Arles, Flowering Orchards.

Van Gogh was taken by the landscape and vegetation of the south of France, and often visited the farm gardens near Arles. Because of the vivid light supplied by the Mediterranean climate his palette significantly brightened.[147] From his arrival, he was interested it capturing the effect of the seasons on the surrounding landscape and plant life.

Flowers and nuturmorts

See also: Sunflowers (series of paintings)
Van Gogh painted several versions of landscapes with flowers, as seen in View of Arles with Irises, and paintings of flowers, such as Irises, Sunflowers,lilacs, roses, oleanders and other flowers. Some of the paintings of flowers reflect his interests in the language of color and also in Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints.


View of Arles with Irises (1888), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Irises (1889), Getty Center, Los AngelesHe completed two series of sunflowers: the first while he was in Paris in 1887 and the later during his stay in Arles the following year. The first set show the flowers set in ground. In the second set, they are dying in vases. However, the 1888 paintings were created during a rare period of optimism for the artist. He intended them to decorate a bedroom where Paul Gauguin was supposed to stay in Arles that August, when the two would create the community of artists Van Gogh had long hoped for. The flowers are rendered with thick brushstrokes (impasto) and heavy layers of paint.

In an August 1888 letter to Theo, he wrote,

"I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won't surprise you when you know that what I'm at is the painting of some sunflowers. If I carry out this idea there will be a dozen panels. So the whole thing will be a symphony in blue and yellow. I am working at it every morning from sunrise on, for the flowers fade so quickly. I am now on the fourth picture of sunflowers. This fourth one is a bunch of 14 flowers ... it gives a singular effect."
The series is perhaps his best known and most widely reproduced. In recent years, there has been debate regarding the authenticity of one of the paintings, and it has been suggested that this version may have been the work of Émile Schuffenecker or of Paul Gauguin.Most experts, however, conclude that the work is genuine.

Wheat fields

Wheatfield with Crows (1890), Van Gogh Museum, AmsterdamVan Gogh made several painting excursions during visits to the landscape around Arles. He drew a number of paintings featuring harvests, wheat fields and other rural landmarks of the area, including The Old Mill (1888); a good example of a picturesque structure bordering the wheat fields beyond.It was one of seven canvases sent to Pont-Aven on October 4, 1888 as exchange of work with Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Charles Laval, and others. At various times in his life, Van Gogh painted the view from his window—at The Hague, Antwerp, Paris. These works culminated in The Wheat Field series, which depicted the view he could see from his adjoining cells in the asylum at Saint-Rémy.

Writing in July 1890, Van Gogh said that he had become absorbed "in the immense plain against the hills, boundless as the sea, delicate yellow".He had become captivated by the fields in May when the wheat was young and green. The weather worsened in July, and he wrote to Theo of "vast fields of wheat under troubled skies", adding that he did not "need to go out of my way to try and express sadness and extreme loneliness".By August, he had painted the crops both young and and during both dark and bright weather. A depiction of the golden wheat in bright sunlight was to be his final painting, along with his usual easel and paints he had carried a pistol with him that day.

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