In the winter of 1884-1885, wishing to master figure painting, Van Gogh painted over forty studies of peasant heads. He chose models who conformed to his view of peasants, with ‘coarse, flat faces, low foreheads and thick lips, not sharp but full.’ He even exaggerated their rough features.


  • Title: Head of a woman
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: March 1885 - 1885
  • Location Created: Nuenen, The Netherlands
  • Place Part Of: The Netherlands
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Head of a woman

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