Outskirts of Paris

Outskirts of Paris
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year 1887
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Private collection (F361)
Vincent van Gogh Famous Paintings
The Starry Night, 1889
Sunflowers, 1888
Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888
Irises, 1889
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.

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