Category:Vincent van Gogh paintings of Arles
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The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Almond Blossoms – Almond Blossoms is from a group of several paintings made in 1888 and 1890 by Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy, southern France of blossoming almond trees. Flowering trees were special to van Gogh and he enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees. The works reflect the influence of Impressionism, Divisionism, and Japanese woodcuts, Almond Blossom was made to celebrate the birth of his nephew and namesake, son of his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo. In 1888 van Gogh became inspired in southern France and began the most productive period of his painting career, Arles, he said, was the Japan of the South. Here, he felt, the effect of the sun would strengthen the outlines of compositions. Pairs of complements—the red and green of the plants, the highlights of oranges and blue in the fence. When van Gogh arrived in Arles in March 1888 fruit trees in the orchards were about to bloom, the blossoms of the apricot, peach and plum trees motivated him, and within a month he had created fourteen paintings of blossoming fruit trees. Excited by the matter, van Gogh completed nearly one painting a day. Around April 21 he wrote to Theo, that he will have to something new. Van Goghs work reflected his interest in Japanese wood block prints, hiroshiges Plum Park in Kameido demonstrates portrayal of beautiful subject matter with flat patterns of colors and no shadow. Hiroshige was one of the last great masters of the Japanese genre called ukiyo-e, Van Gogh integrated some of the technical aspects of ukiyo-e into his work as his two 1887 homages to Hiroshige demonstrates. The southern region and the trees seems to awakened van Gogh from his doldrums into a state of clear direction, hyper-activity. He wrote, I am up to my ears in work for the trees are in blossom, while in the past a very active period would have drained him, this time he was invigorated. Vincent wrote to Theo, Down here it is freezing hard and there is snow in the countryside. The two studies are Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass and Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass with a Book, to reflect the early signs of spring, he used delicate brushstrokes and pastel shades for Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass. A broken-off sprig is set in a simple glass, the sprig is highlighted by a red line along the beige wall and lavish empty space. There is no formal decorative intent, Van Goghs name, also in bright red, hovers above a sprig in the upper left as if a symbol of hope. Van Gogh has transformed the life with the help of these values
2. Les Alyscamps – Les Alyscamps is a pair of paintings by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in 1888 in Arles, France, it depicts scenes in the Alyscamps. Van Gogh also made another pair of paintings, Falling Autumn Leaves, one of the paintings was last auctioned in November 2003, selling for $11,767,500 at an auction in New York despite predictions that it might fetch between $12 and $18 million. Another of the paintings sold on May 5,2015 for the sum of $66.3 million, following months of correspondence, Paul Gauguin joined Van Gogh in Arles in October 1888. Both were intent on depicting a non-naturalist landscape, the paintings are of the first works that Van Gogh and Gauguin painted following Gauguins arrival. Van Gogh and Gauguin visited an ancient Roman necropolis, Les Alyscamps, over time the grounds were overtaken by factories and the railroad, leaving the Allee des Tombeaux, a lane of shady poplar trees that led to a Romanesque chapel. This lane was known throughout France as a lovers lane, the couples depicted in the painting are taking a romantic stroll in the evening and it was this aspect of the scene that especially attracted the artists attention. The two artists painted some subjects to compare their work with each other and chose the site of the Alyscamps to paint. They produced several works, including painting, Van Goghs Falling Autumn Leaves. The pair of paintings were made by Van Gogh and Gauguin soon after Gauguin arrived in Arles, the painting portrays an ancient Roman cemetery, Les Alyscamps or Elysian Fields which were located south east of the Roman city walls. Through careful analysis it appears that the two men worked together at Les Alyscamps between October 28 and 31, just before an onslaught of heavy rains that forced them indoors, Van Gogh painted four views, this Les Alyscamps pair and the pair of Falling Autumn Leaves paintings. Van Gogh made another pair of paintings at Les Alyscamps called Falling Autumn Leaves, for his painting of Les Alyscamps, painted on the same day as Van Goghs, Gauguin chose a different vantage point from Van Gogh, and excluded any reference to ancient sarcophagi
3. Bedroom in Arles – Bedroom in Arles is the title given to each of three similar paintings by 19th-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Van Goghs own title for this composition was simply The Bedroom, there are three authentic versions described in his letters, easily discernible from one another by the pictures on the wall to the right. The painting depicts van Goghs bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France and this room was not rectangular but trapezoid with an obtuse angle in the left hand corner of the front wall and an acute angle at the right. Well, I have thought that on watching the composition we stop thinking and imagining, I have painted the walls pale violet. The wooden bed and the chairs, yellow like fresh butter, the sheet, the washbasin, orangey, the tank, blue. There is not anything else in this room with closed shutters, the square pieces of furniture must express unswerving rest, also the portraits on the wall, the mirror, the bottle, and some costumes. The white colour has not been applied to the picture, so its frame will be white, I have depicted no type of shade or shadow, I have only applied simple plain colours, like those in crêpes. Van Gogh included sketches of the composition in this letter as well as in a letter to Gauguin, in the letter, van Gogh explained that the painting had come out of a sickness that left him bedridden for days. This version has on the wall to the miniatures of van Goghs portraits of his friends Eugène Boch. The portrait of Eugène Boch is called The Poet and the portrait of Paul Eugène Milliet is called The Lover. In April 1889, van Gogh sent the initial version to his brother regretting that it had been damaged by the flood of the Rhône while he was interned at the Old Hospital in Arles. Theo proposed to have it relined and sent back to him in order to copy it and this repetition in original scale was executed in September 1889. Both paintings were sent back to Theo. In summer,1889, Van Gogh finally decided to redo some of his best compositions in smaller size for his mother and sister Wil and these réductions, finished late in September 1889, are not exact copies. In The Bedroom the miniature portrait to the left recalls van Goghs Peasant of Zundert self-portrait, the one to the right cannot be linked convincingly to any existing painting by van Gogh. The first version never left the artists estate, since 1962, it is in the possession of the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, established by Vincent Willem van Gogh, the artists nephew, and on permanent loan to the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The second version has, since 1926, been the possession of the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. All three versions of the Bedroom were brought together for the very first time in North America, at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016.432011
4. Butterflies (Van Gogh series) – Butterflies is a series paintings made by Vincent van Gogh in 1889 and 1890. Van Gogh made at least four paintings of butterflies and one of a moth, the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly was symbolic to Van Gogh of men and womens capability for transformation. Butterflies and moths, in the insect order Lepidoptera, are distinguished generally in several ways, Butterflies are brighter in color, butterfly wings are not linked and fold together when they are in a resting position. On the other hand, moths are generally duller in color, there are some exceptions, though, such as a few types of colored moths. Butterflies are found in art and literature, often as symbols of freedom, transformation, Van Gogh used butterflies in his works as a symbol of hope. One of his favorite metaphors was about transformative possibilities, in a letter to his sister Wil, Van Gogh says that like a grub eats salad roots, unknowing of the transformation that will take it to a beetle, we are not aware of our potential for metamorphosis. Similarly, he as a painter ought to paint pictures, possibly something else will come after that. Of prostitutes, such as those he met at brothels, Van Gogh wondered of any woman who fell into a life of degradation, might she be transformed one day like a grub into a butterfly. That hope may have been on Van Goghs mind when he took in pregnant Sien Hoornik, a prostitute, when in need of solace, nature is where Van Gogh went to find peace. In a letter to his sister Wilhelmina he writes that he finds to calm down its best to look at a blade of grass, the branch of a fir tree, an ear of wheat. So if you want to do, as the artists do, go look at the red and white poppies with their bluish leaves, Van Gogh came to Arles in southern France when he was about 35 years of age. There he began producing some of his best work, the sunflower paintings, some of the most recognizable of Van Goghs paintings, were created in this time. This is likely one of Van Goghs happier periods of life and he is confident, clear-minded and seemingly content. In a letter to his brother, Theo, he wrote, Painting as it is now, promises to become more subtle - more like music and less like sculpture - and above all, it promises color. As a means of explanation, Van Gogh explains that being like music means being comforting, Grass and Butterflies, made in Arles, is part of a private collection. Fascinated by butterflies at an age, Vincent Dethier became an entomologist. In tribute to him on his birthday, Miriam Rothschild expressed her appreciation metaphorically through Van Goghs painting, Two white butterflies twirling in freedom. For me they are the symbol of daydreaming — the poetry that Vince Dethier insinuates so cunningly into our factual information and knowledge
5. Flowering Orchards – Flowering Orchards is a series of paintings which Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh executed in Arles, in southern France in the spring of 1888. Van Gogh arrived in Arles in February 1888 in a snowstorm, appreciating the symbolism of rebirth, Van Gogh worked with optimism and zeal on about fourteen paintings of flowering trees in the early spring. He also made paintings of flowering trees in Saint-Rémy the following year, Flowering trees were special to Van Gogh, they represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees, the trees and orchards in bloom paintings that he made reflect Impressionist, Divisionist and Japanese woodcut influences. When Van Gogh arrived in Arles in February 1888, the fruit trees in the orchards were about to bloom. The blossoms of the apricot, peach and plum trees motivated him, excited by the subject matter, he completed nearly one painting a day. Around April 21 Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, that he will have to something new. In 1888 Van Gogh became inspired in southern France and began the most productive period of his painting career and he sought the brilliance and light of the sun which would obscure the detail, simplifying the subjects. It also would make the lines of composition clearer, which would suit his ambition to create the patterns that he appreciated in Japanese woodblocks. Arles, he said, was the Japan of the South, Van Gogh found in the south that colors were more vivid. Mancoff says of flowering trees and this work, In his flowering trees, Vincent attained a sense of spontaneity, in Almond Tree in Blossom, Vincent used the light, broken strokes of impressionism and the dabs of colour of divisionism for a sparkling surface effect. The distinctive contours of the tree and its position in the foreground recall the formal qualities of Japanese prints, the southern region and the flowering trees seems to have awakened Van Gogh from his doldrums into a state of clear direction, hyper-activity and good cheer. He wrote, I am up to my ears in work for the trees are in blossom, while in the past a very active period would have drained him, this time he was invigorated. To paint the flowering orchards, Van Gogh contended with the winds which were so strong that he drove pegs into the ground to which he fastened his easel, even so, he found painting the orchards too lovely to miss. Van Gogh may have envisioned several triptychs of his paintings of orchards, However, only one triptych grouping has been documented, one which Vincent envisioned and sketched for Theos apartment. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger displayed them in the apartment according to Van Goghs sketch, in Paris, Van Gogh had learned to paint more than what one sees, but what it should be. He felt Pink Orchard was an example of use of that technique. The way in which he outlined the bark of the tree indicates influence of the Japanese prints that he greatly admired, using an Impressionist technique of placing colors side by side, Van Gogh makes short dots or brush strokes of colors to represent grass
6. A Lane in the Public Garden at Arles – A Lane in a Public Garden in Arles is an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh depicting a lane running through the public garden in Arles. The lane is surrounded by trees in different shades of green and yellow, the sky is blue and people are out walking on the lane enjoying the nice surroundings. Van Gogh produced the painting in mid-September 1888, shortly after he had completed another view of the park, van Gogh depicted the park in other works during this period, including, Entrance to the Public Park in Arles, and The Public Park at Arles
7. Langlois Bridge at Arles – The Langlois Bridge at Arles is the subject of four oil paintings, one watercolor and four drawings by Vincent van Gogh. The works, made in 1888 when Van Gogh lived in Arles, in southern France, represent a melding of formal, Van Gogh leverages a perspective frame that he built and used in The Hague to create precise lines and angles when portraying perspective. Van Gogh was influenced by Japanese woodcut prints, as evidenced by his use of color to create a harmonious. Contrasting colors, such as blue and yellow, were used to bring a vibrancy to the works and he painted with an impasto, or thickly applied paint, using color to depict the reflection of light. The subject matter, a drawbridge on a canal, reminded him of his homeland in the Netherlands and he asked his brother Theo to frame and send one of the paintings to an art dealer in the Netherlands. The reconstructed Langlois Bridge is now named Pont Van-Gogh, Van Gogh was 35 when he made the Langlois Bridge paintings and drawings. Living in Arles, in southern France, he was at the height of his career, producing some of his best work, sunflowers, fields, farmhouses and people of the Arles, Nîmes and Avignon areas. It was a time for Van Gogh, in less than 15 months he made about 100 drawings, produced more than 200 paintings. The canals, drawbridges, windmills, thatched cottages and expansive fields of the Arles countryside reminded Van Gogh of his life in the Netherlands. Arles brought him the solace and bright sun that he sought for himself and conditions to explore painting with more colors, intense color contrasts. He also returned to the roots of his training from the Netherlands. The Langlois Bridge was one of the crossings over the Arles to Bouc canal and it was built in the first half of the 19th century to expand the network of canals to the Mediterranean Sea. Locks and bridges were built, too, to manage water, just outside Arles, the first bridge was the officially titled Pont de Réginel but better known by the keepers name as Pont de Langlois. This was the first of several versions he painted of the Langlois Bridge that crossed the Arles canal, in Arles Van Gogh began using again a perspective frame he had built in The Hague. The device was used for outdoor sightings to compare the proportion of items that were near to those that were in the distance, some of the works of the Langlois Bridge were made with the aid of the frame. Its use deepened his exploration of the drawbridge as a mechanism, the Langlois Bridge reminded Van Gogh of Hiroshiges print Sudden Shower on the Great Bridge. Inspired by the Japanese wood block prints, Van Gogh sought to integrate techniques from Japanese artwork into his own, with a Japanese aesthetic, Van Goghs Langlois Bridge paintings reflect a simplified use of color to create a harmonious and unified image. Outlines were used to suggest movement and he used fewer shades of colors, preferring multiple subtle color variations
8. Portraits by Vincent van Gogh – Vincent van Gogh lived during the Impressionist era. With the development of photography, painters and artists turned to conveying the feeling and ideas behind people, places, Impressionist artists did this by emphasizing certain hues, using vigorous brushstrokes, and paying attention to highlighting. Vincent van Gogh implemented this ideology to pursue his goal of depicting his own feelings toward, Van Gogh’s portraiture focuses on color and brushstrokes to demonstrate their inner qualities and van Gogh’s own relationship with them. Vincent van Gogh painted portraits throughout his career from 1881 through 1890, Van Gogh was fascinated with making portraits early in his artistic career. Even so, he considered it a matter to focus on their character. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo in November 1882 that he had drawn a portrait of Jozef Blok, unlike the character studies, the work was detailed in pencil with watercolor and chalk. At this time it was rare for Van Gogh to use color, in November 1882 Van Gogh began drawings of individuals to depict a range of character types from the working class. The peasant genre that greatly influenced Van Gogh began in the 1840s with the works of Jean-François Millet, Jules Breton, in 1885 Van Gogh described the painting of peasants as the most essential contribution to modern art. If one hasnt a horse, one is ones own horse, to depicting the essence of the life of the peasant and their spirit, Van Gogh lived as they lived, he was in the fields as they were, enduring the weather or long hours as they were. To do so was not something taught in schools, he noted, Van Gogh described his sitter for this painting a wonderful old man. It was made in Antwerp where Van Gogh hoped to bring in money to himself by painting portraits. Van Gogh made a series of paintings of Sien Hoornik, a prostitute whom he met, included in the series are works of Siens daughter, Maria, her newborn son and her mother. Van Gogh occasionally visited Café du Tambourin run by Agostina Segatori, the Italian Woman also called Le Italienne is without doubt Agostina Segatori, per the Musée dOrsay. Van Gogh introduced elements of Japanese woodcut prints in this portrait, surrounding her image is an asymmetrical border with a monochromatic background. He also brings, though, his own style and energy to the work as compared to the lines of the Asian prints. Van Gogh creates his own style of brushstroke from Impressionism and Pointillism and he uses red and green in her face which he later described as a technique to be able to express the terrible passions of humanity by means of red and green. The Portrait of Etienne-Lucien Martin was made of the owner of a restaurant in Paris and he allowed artists to exhibit their work. In November 1887 Van Gogh and his friends showed their works, Van Gogh made the painting of Martin with care and precision