View of Montmartre with Windmills

View of Montmartre with Windmills

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Painting Date
1st of September 1886
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Wikipedia:

The Montmartre paintings are a group of works that Vincent van Gogh made in 1886 and 1887 of the Paris district of Montmartre while living there with his brother Theo. Rather than capture urban settings in Paris, van Gogh preferred pastoral scenes, such as Montmartre and Asnires in the northwest suburbs. Of the two years in Paris, the work from 1886 often has the dark, somber tones of his early works from the Netherlands and Brussels. By the spring of 1887 van Gogh embraced use of color and light and created his own brushstroke techniques based upon Impressionism and Pointillism. The works in the series provide examples of his work during that period of time and the progression he made as an artist.

Montmartre, sitting on a butte overlooking Paris, was known for its bars, cafes, and dance-hall. It was also located on the edge of countryside that afforded Van Gogh the opportunity to work on paintings of rural settings while living in Paris.[2]

Painting, Oil on Canvas
Paris: Autumn, 1886
Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 266, JH: 1175

 

Where Vincent Was:
Paris

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