Le Moulin de la Gallet

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41568

"Le Moulin de la Galette" is an exquisite painting by Vincent van Gogh, crafted in 1887 during his Parisian sojourn. The painting exemplifies van Gogh's transition towards Impressionism, marked by vibrant, bold colors, and fragmented brushwork, departing from his early somber Dutch Realism. The painting captures the popular dance hall in Montmartre, highlighting urban leisure of 19th century Paris. This piece is unique as it reflects van Gogh's absorption of contemporary artistic trends, whilst presaging his imminent individualistic style, making it a crucial milestone in his artistic journey.

48 cm

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Vincent van Gogh, one of the most prominent figures in Western art history, painted “Le Moulin de la Galette” during his time in Paris, between 1886 and 1887. Known for his unique approach to post-impressionism and his expressive and emotive use of color and brushwork, van Gogh’s works have become a symbol of artistic genius and emotional depth.

“Le Moulin de la Galette” reflects the post-impressionist style that van Gogh developed during his time in Paris, under the influence of contemporary artists like Gauguin and the Japanese ukiyo-e prints. His choice of subject matter reflects the urban life of late 19th-century Paris, a topic that was also popular among his contemporaries.

The painting depicts the famous Moulin de la Galette, a windmill turned dance hall in the district of Montmartre. It’s here that the emerging Parisian middle class would gather to dance, drink, and enjoy themselves, making it a popular subject among the impressionists and post-impressionists.

What makes “Le Moulin de la Galette” unique is not just its depiction of a popular urban pastime but also its reflective nature of van Gogh’s own emotional state and his development as an artist. It offers a glimpse into van Gogh’s transformative period, where he moved away from the darker, somber tones of his earlier Dutch works to incorporate the lighter, more vibrant palette characteristic of his later works.

1. Vincent van Gogh – Le Moulin de la Galette
2. van Gogh’s post-impressionism
3. Parisian urban life in 19th-century art
4. The influence of Gauguin on van Gogh
5. Transition in van Gogh’s painting style
6. Significance of Le Moulin de la Galette in art history
7. Montmartre in post-impressionist painting

Original size:
38 x 46 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
117 cm

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