A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back (1886) by Vincent van Gogh

A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back - Vincent van Gogh - 1886

Artwork Information

TitleA Man and a Woman Seen from the Back
ArtistVincent van Gogh
Date1886
Mediumchalk,paper
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Location CreatedParis, France
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About A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back

Vincent van Gogh, the renowned post-impressionist painter, created a piece titled “A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back” in 1886 during his time in Paris, France. This work is a study in sketch form, showcasing Van Gogh’s interest in capturing the human figure and everyday scenes. The artwork is part of the collection at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where it remains accessible to the public.

The year 1886 was a significant period for Van Gogh, as he moved to Paris and began experimenting with new styles and techniques under the influence of other artists like Camille Pissarro. During this time, he produced several still life paintings and sketches, including “A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back.” This piece reflects the artist’s exploration of post-impressionism, a style characterized by vivid colors, thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter.

Van Gogh’s time in Paris was marked by his artistic development and the creation of numerous works that would later become highly regarded. His paintings from this era are celebrated for their innovative use of color and light, which can be seen in the various still lifes and studies he produced, such as the one depicting the couple viewed from behind.

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