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View of Auvers

Vincent van GoghMay 1890 - June 1890

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

This small study in oils shows part of the village that sprawled along the banks of the Oise. The composition consists of four different layers: the field in the foreground, rendered in broad, vigorous brushstrokes; the geometrical string of coloured roofs in the middle; a strip of thickly applied, bright green meadows behind; and the almost translucent white sky with a few streaks of blue for the clouds. The varied application of the paint is noteworthy; at several points between the houses the structure of the bare canvas can even be seen.

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  • Title: View of Auvers
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: May 1890 - June 1890
  • Location Created: Auvers, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Type: Landscape
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: View of Auvers

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