Le Moulin de la Galette

Le Moulin de la Galette

Painting Date
1st of October 1886
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Van Gogh created a number of paintings titled Le Moulin de la Galette, a general area around the top of Montmartre with a cafe depicted by many of the impressionists and post-impressionists.  Tthe working grist-mill depicted here was called the Moulin Blute-Fin in its day and often these names are used for one another by both artists and researchers. In van Gogh’s first year in Paris he painted rural areas around Montmartre, such as the windmills, the stone quarry and the vegetable gardens surrounding the windmills. The colors are more somber early in his Paris days and some feel they evoke a sense of his anxiety and loneliness.  As his time in Paris and exposure to other artists grow, so does his palette in colors he never used in the north.


Painting, Oil on Canvas
Paris: Autumn, 1886
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America
F: 348, JH: 1182


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