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  • Vincent van Gogh
    Mar 30, 1853 – Jul 29, 1890
  • Noon: Rest from Work (after Millet) - Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact. He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life, and died largely unknown, at the age of 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His fame grew in the years after his death
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  • January, 1890
    Oil on canvas
    73.0 x 91.0 cm
    Musée d'Orsay, France.

    In the autumn of 1889 and into 1890 Van Gogh embarked on a series of paintings taken from his collection of prints that included Jian Millet, Eugene Delacroix, Rembrandt, and Gustave Moreau. It was a period when the artist was lacking in inspiration from external motifs - he had been at the asylum at Saint-Remy since May - and he was profoundly depressed. He once again turned to peasant subjects, and painted this picture after Millet's. The prints from which he worked were black and white, and consequently Van Gogh had to devise his own colour system, which undoubtedly he would have done anyway.

    Moving away from the Dutch colouring of his earliest peasant images, Van Gogh had now become greatly concerned with colour and its function on a symbolic and metaphysical level. Here the scene is drenched in the brilliant yellow of the field and sparkling blue of the sky, both of which were naturally occurring under the strong Mediterranean sun. However, his colours are beyond natural and are an exaggeration or a distillation of the world he saw.

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Other paintings by Vincent van Gogh:

Vincent's Bedroom in Arles
Vincent's Bedroom in Arles
Vincent's Bedroom in Arles 1889
Vincent's Bedroom in Arles 1889
Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital
Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haude Galline near Eygalieres
Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haude Galline near Eygalieres
Vincent Van GoghThe brilliant color and exuberant vitality of Dutch Post-Impressionist master Vincent van Gogh's paintings stand in stark contrast to his tragic, turbulent life. In 1880, after a series of failed careers, Van Gogh decided to become an artist. Lacking the resources for formal training, he acquired the necessary skills by sketching from books and prints. The artist's earliest works were scenes of peasant life, inspired by Breton and Millet. In 1886, Van Gogh traveled to Paris where he encountered the works of the Impressionists and the fashionable Japanese prints that were immensely popular in Parisian avant-garde circle.

The artist's Paris experience marked a dramatic transformation in his style and the beginning of an extremely productive period. Canvases from this period reflect a radical shift from the somber – paletted realism of his early works to vibrant expressionism. Inspired by the beauty of the area's rural landscapes, Van Gogh moved to Arles in 1888. The move coincided with the onset of the artist's struggle with mental illness and, after one particularly severe episode, he committed himself to an asylum at Saint Remy. While hospitalized Van Gogh continued to paint and it was here that one of his most compelling works, "The Starry Night" was completed.

The artist produced over one thousand works during the ten short years he devoted to painting. He sold only one painting prior to his tragic death, the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.