First Steps

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:40530

"First Steps" is a remarkable painting by Vincent van Gogh, created in 1890 during the final months of his life. This masterpiece showcases van Gogh's distinct post-impressionistic style, characterized by bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors. The painting measures approximately 92.1 centimeters in height and 73.7 centimeters in width. "First Steps" holds a special place in art history due to its emotive portrayal of a father guiding his child's first steps, reflecting van Gogh's personal and universal themes of love, growth, and the tender moments of everyday life. It captures the essence of van Gogh's artistic brilliance and continues to inspire and move viewers to this day.

50 cm

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“First Steps” is a significant painting by the renowned Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Created in 1890, it is one of the last works he completed before his untimely death. This painting is also known by its alternate title, “Les Premiers Pas” in French.

“First Steps” portrays a scene of a mother walking alongside her child, capturing a tender and intimate moment. The artwork showcases van Gogh’s distinctive art style, characterized by bold and expressive brushwork, vibrant colors, and a unique sense of movement and emotion.

Van Gogh’s art style is often associated with post-impressionism, a movement that followed the impressionist era. While impressionists focused on capturing the play of light and its transient effects on the subject, post-impressionists like van Gogh sought to express their personal emotions and interpretations of the world through their art. This is evident in “First Steps” as van Gogh imbues the painting with a sense of warmth, love, and the simple joys of everyday life.

The year 1890 holds great significance as it marks the final year of van Gogh’s life. Throughout his career, van Gogh struggled with mental health issues, which greatly impacted his artistic output. Despite the challenges he faced, he continued to create and explore new artistic techniques. “First Steps” serves as a poignant testament to his perseverance and his ability to find beauty and meaning even in the simplest of moments.

The painting is considered special for several reasons. Firstly, it reflects van Gogh’s deep emotional connection to his subjects and his desire to capture the human experience. The portrayal of the mother and child evokes a sense of tenderness and the universal theme of nurturing and growth.

Secondly, “First Steps” showcases van Gogh’s mastery of color and brushwork. The vibrant palette and dynamic brushstrokes create a sense of energy and movement, adding depth and emotion to the scene.

Lastly, the painting holds historical significance as one of the final works completed by van Gogh before his tragic death. It serves as a reminder of his artistic legacy and the profound impact he had on the development of modern art.

In conclusion, “First Steps” by Vincent van Gogh is a remarkable painting that embodies his unique art style, captures a tender moment between a mother and child, and serves as a poignant representation of his artistic journey. Its significance lies not only in its artistic merits but also in its connection to van Gogh’s personal struggles and his enduring legacy in the art world.

Original size:
73.7 x 92.1 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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