Van Gogh Print - Van Gogh's painting Les Arènes is a memory painting of the bullfights that took place in Arles. The bullfight season in Arles ran from Easter Sunday to 21 October, and Van Gogh painted the work in November or December, after the season had ended. It is likely that Van Gogh used photographs and news prints as source material for the work, as he was interested in capturing the energy and dynamism of the bullfights. The painting is a striking image, with the red and yellow of the arena walls contrasting with the blue sky. The bulls and matadors are shown in closeup, their bodies tense and their movements full of power. The painting captures the excitement and danger of the bullfights, and conveys Van Gogh's deep interest in the subject. This painting may have not been completely finished, because the layers and paint application are very thin.
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.
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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Each image has been digitally restored and edited to enjoy the colorful work and classic style of Vincent Van Gogh
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