Category Archives : Paintings


Van Gogh’s Chair

The Chair of Van Gogh (1888) Oil on canvas painted in 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh, exposed in the National Gallery of London. Vincent Van Gogh transformed a simple motif of dead nature into a brilliant composition of colours, surfaces, oblique planes and a numerous lines. The lines very marked […]


The Sower

Painted in Arles, June of 1888. Oil on canvas 64 x 80.5 cm. Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo. The image of a farmer with the arm extended and throwing seeds on the furrows of the field was one of the favourite farmers representations of Vincent Van Gogh. In 1888, while the artist […]


The Potato Eaters

Potato Eaters of Van Gogh is painted in Nuenen. In this period of his life the painted a lot of dead nature motive paintings, interior spaces and pictures of figures. Description of Potato Eaters by Vincent Van Gogh: three men and two women are seated around a small table with […]


Van Gogh drawings

In the begining of his carreer, Van Gogh did a lot of drawings. He draw his father, people doing their daily work in the fields, Sien the prostitute who lived with him for over a year. In the letters he wrote to his brother Theo, Vincent Van Gogh used to […]


The Portrait of Dr. Gachet

At the begining of the Summer, Vincent Van Gogh painted two similar portraits of his good friend Dr. Gachet. Vincent was patient of the doctor, he was a cardiologist in Auvers who attend him in the last few months of his life. Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet was popular between the circle […]

Dr Gachet's Garden at Auvers-Sur-Oise

The Sunflowers Irony

Sunflowers of Van Gogh represent the biggest irony in the life of this artist, after he lived a very poor life.  In an auction in London in 1987 went for 34.000.000$. Vincent said: “Is not my fault that my pictures don’t sell, but one day people will know that they […]


Sunflowers – Analysis

“The sunflower is mine in a way.” –Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” are among his most famous paintings, but few people realize he did many sunflower pictures, not just the most famous “Vase with Twelve Sunflowers” and “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers.” These were canvases he made to decorate the […]


Potato Eaters – Analysis

“Some see beauty in it, precisely because the characters are so genuine.” –Theo van Gogh Just a few months before van Gogh moved to Antwerp, with the resulting expansion of his color palette, he painted his first major work, “The Potato Eaters.” It is a work both heavily reminiscent of […]


Night Cafe – Analysis

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh’s two ultra-famous café scenes comprise a study in opposites. Though both paintings employ Vincent’s famous bold and furious brushstrokes and striking colors, the two pictures feel entirely different. One, […]


The Chair – Analysis

“I would so much like to imbue you with a large share of my faith that we shall succeed in starting something that will endure.” Van Gogh wrote those words to Gauguin three weeks before they began living together in the Yellow House in Arles. The two artists lived together […]