Gandalf's Gallery

Gandalf's Gallery

Vincent van Gogh - Van Gogh’s Chair [1888] on Flickr.This work was painted while Van Gogh was working in the company of Gauguin at Arles. It was retouched early in 1889. Van Gogh painted a companion picture of Gauguin’s armchair, shown by night, now in the Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh, Amsterdam. The two paintings may have been intended to represent the contrasting temperaments and interests of the two artists.
Van Gogh was born in Holland, the son of a pastor; he travelled to London in 1873, and first visited Paris in 1874. Over the next decade he was employed in various ways, including as a lay preacher. By 1883 he had started painting, and in 1885-6 he attended the academy in Antwerp where he was impressed by Japanese prints and by the work of Rubens. On his return to Paris in 1886 he met artists such as Degas, Gauguin and Seurat, and as a result lightened the colours he used. In 1888 Van Gogh settled in Arles in Provence, where he was visited by Gauguin and painted his now famous series of ‘Sunflowers’. In the following year a nervous breakdown brought him to a sanatorium at St Remy. In 1890, suffering from a new bout of depression, he shot himself in the chest and died two days later.
[National Gallery, London - Oil on canvas, 91.8 x 73 cm]…

You need to login or signup to add your comment to this work.

Liked by 1 users

Tatiana Domazetovich

More works from Lucy Maliszewski
WaterfallRaoul Dufy: Trente Ans ou la Vie en RoseGypsy Woman with a Baby - Amedeo Modigliani - WikiPaintings.orgLily padsLandscape in black and whitePictify - your social art networkHubert and Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece [central panel]Musée d'Orsay: Search-Polar Bear by Francois Pompon

8 of 810

Other works in Painting
Saatchi Art Artist: Jim Harris; Acrylic 2016 Painting "Perseus."The Athenaeum - El Bohemio, Poet of Montmartre (Ramon Casas y Carbó - )Carel Weight Trolleybus WimbledonCarel Weight The Tragic SymphonyCarel Weight Life in PutneyCarel Weight GARDEN OF EDENThe Athenaeum - El Bohemio, Poet of Montmartre (Ramon Casas y Carbó - )The Athenaeum - Celebrations in Toulon (Ramon Casas y Carbó - )

8 of 331554