|Outskirts of Paris|
|Artist||Vincent van Gogh|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Location||Private collection (F361)|
|Vincent van Gogh Famous Paintings|
|The Starry Night, 1889|
|Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888|
|The Potato Eaters, 1885|
|Yellow House, 1888|
|Café Terrace at Night, 1888|
|The Red Vineyard, 1888|
|Outskirts of Paris, 1887|
The Outskirts of Paris by Vincent van Gogh demonstrates the use of vivid and arbitrary colors. It is a series of paintings made in 1887 when Vincent was staying with his brother Theo in Paris. The painting does not reflect the pleasant, pleasure stuff that some of the other impressionists were doing at that time. Rather, the painting portrays the outskirts of the city where the poor man live. Throughout the painting, you will find half-hearted brush strokes, which give a choppy appearance to the painting.
About the Artist
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter whose work had a major influence on 20th century art. Unlike many other artists of that time, van Gogh’s paintings depicted his reverence for rural life. He was inspired by fashionable Japanese prints and the Impressionists. Through his paintings, he expressed his concern over the encroachment of industrialization during that era. Most of his work described the landscape in rural areas.