Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:40517

Van Gogh's "Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles" is a magnificent example of his post-impressionist style. Painted in 1888, it captures the vibrant colors and expressive brushwork that define his unique artistic vision. The painting measures approximately 72 centimeters in height and 92 centimeters in width. What makes it particularly special is the way Van Gogh skillfully merges his emotional intensity with a serene scene of nature. The contrasting elements of light and dark, the bold use of color, and the dynamic composition create a powerful visual impact, reflecting the artist's inner turmoil and profound connection to the world around him.

39 cm

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“Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles” is a painting created by the renowned Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. He painted this piece in 1888 during his stay in the city of Arles in the south of France. The painting is an oil on canvas composition measuring 72.5 x 91.5 cm.

Van Gogh’s art style in “Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles” is characteristic of his post-impressionist period. Post-impressionism is a movement that emerged in the late 19th century, rejecting the limitations of impressionism and seeking to explore new ways of expressing artistic vision. Van Gogh was a key figure in this movement, known for his bold brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and expressive techniques.

In this particular painting, van Gogh depicts the entrance to a public garden in Arles. The composition is divided into two distinct areas: the foreground with a wrought iron gate and the background featuring a path leading into the garden. The gate and the trees surrounding it are painted in dark tones, while the path and the foliage in the background are depicted in vivid greens and yellows.

What makes “Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles” a special painting is the emotional intensity and symbolism infused within the artwork. Van Gogh often used his paintings as a means to convey his inner turmoil and emotional state. The bold colors and energetic brushwork in this painting reflect his passionate and restless nature.

The painting also holds symbolic significance. The closed gate acts as a barrier, representing the division between the outside world and the refuge of the garden. It may be interpreted as a metaphor for van Gogh’s personal struggles and his desire for solace and tranquility. The vibrant colors of the path and the foliage convey a sense of hope and vitality, contrasting with the somber tones of the gate.

“Entrance to the Public Garden in Arles” not only showcases van Gogh’s unique artistic style but also provides a glimpse into the artist’s complex inner world. It serves as a testament to his ability to convey profound emotions and his ongoing exploration of color, form, and composition. The painting is now housed in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where it continues to captivate and inspire viewers.

Original size:
92 x 72 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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