Garden in Auvers

Garden in Auvers

"painters do not paint things as they are... they paint them as they themselves feel them to be." Vincent
Painting Date
1st of July 1890
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Vincent’s rendition of the Garden in Auvers shows his commitment to color play and harks back to a more pointillist style of brushstroke to achieve this effect.  He is not as concerned with depicting reality so much as to convey the feeling of the garden in view from the perspective chosen in these early days of his last summer in 189o.  He does not mention this painting in letters to Theo so little is known about his thoughts on it.  The careful selection of complementaries in the foreground with yellow on violet and green on the same yellow aligned adjacent to one another and separated by a cloissonist line of the same green which turns to black at its apex, dissolves altogether around the similarly green pot with blackish trim only to reappear again and continue right to the edge of the perspective.  Vibrant reds jump out against their green backgrounds and the swirling and energetic brush strokes of Starry Night might be seen in the shrubs and brush framing the top background.  The curved and diagonal shortish brushstrokes create both motion and energy for the observer as Vincent strays from what he sees and dabs on the colors he feels in the scene in the moment.
The location can be seen today off 7 Rue du Général de Gaulle, Auvers-sur-Oise.

Jun-Jul 1890

Garden in Auvers Painting,

Oil on Canvas Auvers-sur-Oise, France:

Collection Pierre Vernes and Edith Vernes-Karaoglan

Paris, France, Europe

F: 814, JH: 2107

Where Vincent Was:
Auvers Sur Oise

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