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

About Village Street in Auvers

The artwork “Village Street in Auvers” is the creation of the renowned Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh, painted in the year 1890 using oil on canvas. It is a cityscape of dimensions 73 cm by 92 cm. This painting is currently housed in the Ateneum in Helsinki, Finland, and was created by Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, reflecting the characteristics of the Post-Impressionist movement.

Depicted in the artwork is a vibrant, rustic street scene. The composition features a winding village road that draws the viewer’s eye through the heart of the painted landscape. Colourful houses with red roofs pleasantly contrast with the vivid, swirling blue sky overhead, showing Van Gogh’s signature style of bold, dramatic brushstrokes and a rich palette. Various shades of greens and yellows suggest the presence of vegetation and the natural environment within the village setting. The bold application of paint and the dynamic plays of light and shadow infuse the scene with a sense of life and movement, despite the absence of visible human figures. Each element contributes to a dynamic and emotive portrayal of a simple village street, showcasing Van Gogh’s exploration of colour and form that went on to influence the evolution of modern art.

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