Village Street in Auvers (1890) by Vincent Van Gogh

Village Street in Auvers - Vincent Van Gogh - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleVillage Street in Auvers
ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions73 x 92 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationAteneum, Helsinki, Finland
Location Created Auvers-sur-oise, France
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About Village Street in Auvers

Vincent van Gogh’s “Village Street in Auvers” painting, created in 1890, depicts the early summer landscape of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh spent his last two months. The artwork portrays colored roofs of the village, grapevines, and brushstrokes that mark Van Gogh’s meticulous attention to street scenes. Through careful use of flat hues and controlled brushwork texture, Van Gogh has created a masterpiece that is considered post-impressionist.

Van Gogh was particular in depicting street scenes in his works, and this painting shows his exceptionally detailed style. He uses unique color choices to highlight the different shapes and structures of the village scene while incorporating small details that add depth to the picture. The combination creates a lively atmosphere that draws your eyes to specific points on the canvas.

However, while living in Auvers-sur-Oise at age 37 years old after exhaustion from life troubles and poor mental health took their tolls; Vincent Van Gogh died from an allegedly self-inflicted gunshot wound not long after completing Village Street In Auvers. Overall though he’d passed away during those times before being acknowledged publicly for his body of work fully; Village Street In Auvers remains a notable piece representing his art style highlighting minute details that attract contemporary admirers over its centuries-old creation.

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