Le Moulin de la Galette

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41567

Vincent van Gogh's "Le Moulin de la Galette" (1886) exemplifies his early Post-Impressionist style, with vivid brushwork and contrasting colors. The painting represents a windmill in Montmartre, an area central to bohemian Parisian life. This piece holds particular significance as it captures van Gogh's transition from the somber tones of his Dutch period to the vibrant palette inspired by French Impressionists. The choice of subject – a popular social gathering spot – also reflects his ongoing exploration of human condition, making "Le Moulin de la Galette" a truly special piece in van Gogh's oeuvre.

57 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh – Le Moulin de la Galette

Vincent van Gogh, the renowned Dutch painter, is known for his unique Post-Impressionist style that featured bold colors, dramatic brush strokes, and emotional depth. One of his notable works is “Le Moulin de la Galette,” painted in 1886 during his time in Paris. This painting, similar to his other Paris period works, shows a discernible shift from the darker palette of his earlier Dutch period to brighter colors inspired by Impressionists and Parisian scenes.

“Le Moulin de la Galette,” named after a famous windmill-galetted bakery in the Montmartre district, is a quintessential example of van Gogh’s immersion in the vibrant urban life of Paris. The painting features the bustling scene of the area with its iconic windmill, a symbol of the city’s past that persisted in the rapidly industrializing city.

In terms of art style, the painting reflects van Gogh’s exploration of Impressionism, characterized by the play of light and shade, the use of vivid colors, and a less formal structure. However, van Gogh’s distinctive thick, emotive brushstrokes that would become a hallmark of his later works are already present, indicating the evolution towards his unique Post-Impressionist style.

What makes “Le Moulin de la Galette” special is its representation of a transition period in van Gogh’s artistic journey. It acts as a vital link between his early Dutch works and his later, more well-known Post-Impressionist pieces, such as “Starry Night” or “Sunflowers.” His time in Paris was instrumental in developing his signature style, and “Le Moulin de la Galette” beautifully showcases this development.

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Original size:
38.5 x 55 cm (width x height)
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