Le Moulin de la Galette

Le Moulin de la Galette

Painting Date
1st of March 1887
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In this view of the butte of Montmartre and its vegetable gardens with the Moulin Blute Fin at the top, Vincent’s palette of color has evolved considerably in his 12 months in Paris.  This depiction of the Moulin Created in early spring of 1887, Vincent uses similar greens for the hillside as well as the windmill at the top of it with a sprinkling of reds in the fins, roof tops and shacks. A lightly clouded blue sky which takes nearly the entire upper half of the painting is done with whites and grays.  The Moulin Blute Fin  and its observation platform are in the distance top right and another mill further in the distance top left and the fin of a third visible between the two.  There is a familiar faceless peasant figure near a picket fence left center, one of Vincent’s favorite depictions.



Painting, Oil on Canvas
Paris: March, 1887
Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
F: 348a, JH: 1221

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