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.


  • 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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