Two Paintings by Vincent van Gogh

The first is Bank of the Oise at Auvers (1890) from the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The second, entitled Sunset at Montmajour (1888), was authenticated as a van Gogh recently after being thought a fake for decades.  It’s interesting to compare these two works from van Gogh’s most productive period, which was, unfortunately, the last few years of his life.  Both show the characteristics that caused subsequent generations to recognize the artist as a genius who never got the credit he deserved while alive.

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One thought on “Two Paintings by Vincent van Gogh

  1. Kiersten Meales

    I have always admired the work of Van Gogh. There is something about the brushstrokes that make the paintings seem more… alive. It’s fascinating, really.

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