Van Gogh Print - Bank of the Olse at Auvers 1890 - Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most renowned and influential artists of the post-impressionist era. Though he is best known for his vibrant and expressive paintings, few people realize that Van Gogh was also an avid reader who absorbed a wide range of books by authors as diverse as Charles Dickens, Emile Zola, Shakespeare, and Thomas Carlyle. In an era when books had become more accessible and affordable, and art journals and periodicals had gradually begun to increase in number and distribution, Van Gogh's love of reading played an important role in shaping his unique artistic vision. By the second half of the century art books had also become popular, and it was through this combination of sources that Van Gogh was able to develop his distinctive style. Today, his paintings continue to inspire readers and viewers alike, reminding us of the power of both art and literature.
Van Gogh had been in the asylum at Saint-Remy for a year and had had no stimulating relationship, so the well-read and opinionated Dr Gachet in Auvers was a welcome relief. In this painting the identity of the models remains unknown and their form is sketchy with their features obliterated by the brilliant shaft of light that illuminates them. Surrounding this the dark tones of the trees, sky and ground give an overwhelming sense of foreboding. The whole mood of the painting is one of mystery, heightened by the unreadable expression on the doctor's face. Did Van Gogh simply want to paint a portrait of a quiet moment or was he hinting at some hidden knowledge that Gachet possessed? Perhaps we will never know, but what is certain is that this is a fascinating painting that has intrigued viewers for over a century.
This high quality print is on museum grade matte paper with archival inks. Please contact me if you would like a different size printed or on photography paper for a custom order.
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