Post by cierlmeyrin on Sept 14, 2011 2:26:59 GMT -5
The Building Painting Farmhouse in Provence also known as Entrance Gate to a Farm with Haystacks was made in 1888 by Vincent van Gogh in Arlesin Provence at the height of his career. Oil Paintings for sale Partially due to having been inspired by painter Adolphe Monticelli, Van Gogh sought the Provence region of France to further expand his painting skill and experience. Van Gogh used several pairs of complementary colors in the Farmhouse in Provence, the color contrast bringing an intensity to his work. Famous Paintings The painting is owned by the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C. At the time that Van Gogh painted Farmhouse in Provence he was 35 years old. Living in Arles, in southern France, he was at the height of his career, producing some of his best work, such as fields, farmhouses and people of the Arles, Nimes and Avignon area. Children Paintings The area was quite different than what he'd known in Holland and Paris. The climate was hot and dry. People had dark hair and skin and spoke a language that sounded more Spanish than French. Flower Paintings The colors were vivid. The terrain varied from plains to mountains. Here Van Gogh found a "brilliance and light that would wash out details and simplify forms, reducing the world around him to the sort of pattern he admired in Japanese woodblocks" and where the "effect of the sun would strengthen the outlines of composition and reduce nuances of color to a few vivid contrasts."