Van Gogh painted the foreground of this view of Montmartre with a fine brush, while the sky in the background he produced with broad brushstrokes. In Paris, Van Gogh frequently painted the picturesque windmills on the hill of Montmartre. In his day, Montmartre was still a partly rural area with allotment gardens and farms.


  • Title: Montmartre: windmills and allotments
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: March 1887 - April 1887
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Physical Dimensions: w810 x h448 cm
  • Type: Landscape
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Montmartre: Windmills and Allotments

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