Entrance to a Quarry near Saint-Remy

Entrance to a Quarry near Saint-Remy

"Among these studies there’s an entrance to a quarry, pale lilac rocks in reddish earth, as in certain Japanese drawings. In terms of design and the division of colour into large planes, it’s quite closely related to what you’re doing in Pont-Aven." To Emile Bernard. Saint-Rémy, on or about Tuesday, 8 October 1889
Currently Located:
Details:
Painting Date
7th of October 1889
Detailed Image Link
Description:

“Among these studies there’s an entrance to a quarry, pale lilac rocks in reddish earth, as in certain Japanese drawings. In terms of design and the division of colour into large planes, it’s quite closely related to what you’re doing in Pont-Aven.”

To Emile Bernard. Saint-Rémy, on or about Tuesday, 8 October 1889

 

“Then this week I’ve done the entrance to a quarry, which is like a Japanese thing, you’ll well remember that there are Japanese drawings of rocks where grasses and little trees grow here and there. There are moments between times when nature is superb, autumnal effects glorious in colour, green skies contrasting with yellow, orange, green vegetation, earth in all shades of violet, burnt grass where the rains have nevertheless given a last vigour to certain plants, which again start to produce little violet, pink, blue, yellow flowers. Things that make you quite melancholy not to be able to render them.  And the skies – like our northern skies, but the colours of the sunsets and sunrises are more varied and more pure. As in works by Jules Dupré and Ziem.”

To Theo van Gogh. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Tuesday, 8 October 1889

 

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 52 x 64 cm, Size 15 Figure
Saint-Rémy, France: October 7, 1889
Private collection
F: 635, JH: 1767

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

Start Discussion

Leave your email address and Vincent will write you with a painting and his thoughts...

(Don’t worry, Vincent is busy painting and doesn’t send more than one a week!)

You have Successfully Subscribed!