Alychamps, Autumn (1888) by Vincent van Gogh

Alychamps, Autumn - Vincent van Gogh - 1888; Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Artwork Information

TitleAlychamps, Autumn
ArtistVincent van Gogh
Date1888; Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions72 x 91 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Location CreatedArles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

About Alychamps, Autumn

The artwork titled “Alychamps, Autumn” is a creation of the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1888 while he resided in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. It stands as a testament to the Post-Impressionism art movement, embodying the genre of genre painting with its oil on canvas medium. The piece measures 72 by 91 centimeters in size and now graces the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.

“Alychamps, Autumn” by Vincent van Gogh depicts a serene scene set in the ancient Roman burial ground known as Les Alyscamps in Arles. The artwork is characterized by a rich tapestry of autumnal colors, with a strong emphasis on yellow and green. The composition is structured around a series of vertical elements—the tall, slender trees that line the pathway. Their reflection on the water on the right side of the canvas creates an impression of depth and tranquillity. In the background, one can discern a figure seated on one of the benches, adding a human element to the otherwise nature-dominated environment. The benches, path, and trees are rendered in expressive, almost rhythmic brushstrokes, indicative of van Gogh’s unique post-impressionistic style. The artwork captures the essence and atmosphere of a quiet autumn day, inviting contemplation through its vibrant colors and dynamic textures.

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