La Berceuse, Portrait of Madame Roulin

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:45071

"La Berceuse, Portrait of Madame Roulin" is a remarkable painting by Vincent van Gogh, created in 1889 during his time in Arles, France. It showcases his distinctive post-impressionist style, characterized by bold brushwork, vibrant colors, and an emotional intensity. This painting holds special significance as it captures the artist's fascination with portraiture and his deep connection with Madame Roulin, the wife of his friend Joseph Roulin. The portrait exudes a sense of serenity and maternal warmth, reflecting van Gogh's ability to infuse his subjects with profound humanity and convey emotions through his art. It stands as a testament to van Gogh's genius and enduring impact on the art world.

51 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s “La Berceuse, Portrait of Madame Roulin” is a remarkable painting that showcases the artist’s unique style and emotional intensity. Painted in 1889, this portrait depicts Augustine Roulin, the wife of van Gogh’s close friend, Joseph Roulin.

The painting is significant for several reasons. Firstly, it represents van Gogh’s exploration of portraiture as a means of capturing the human spirit. Through his vibrant brushwork and bold use of color, he conveys the inner world and character of Madame Roulin. The artist believed that portraiture should go beyond mere physical likeness and strive to reveal the essence of the individual being portrayed.

“La Berceuse” is also notable for its thematic connections to motherhood and nurturing. The title refers to a lullaby or a woman who rocks a cradle, emphasizing the nurturing role of Madame Roulin. Van Gogh intended to create a sense of tranquility and tenderness in the painting, reflecting his deep appreciation for maternal love and the comforting nature of domestic life.

– Vincent van Gogh
– La Berceuse painting
– Madame Roulin portrait
– Van Gogh’s portrait of Augustine Roulin
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– Van Gogh’s exploration of portraiture
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– Van Gogh and motherhood in art

Original size:
72 x 91 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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