Montmartre, the Quarry and Windmills

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41570

"Van Gogh's 'Montmartre, the Quarry and Windmills' (1886) captures the raw energy of industrial Paris, featuring his characteristically thick, emotive brushwork. Rendered in hues reminiscent of his Dutch roots, this piece marks a transformative period in Van Gogh's artistry, preceding his immersion in vibrant color. The painting's blend of gritty realism and poetic symbolism underscores Montmartre's transition from rural outskirts to bustling cityscape. A rare testament to a transforming era, this artwork embodies Van Gogh's search for modernity and emotional truth in art."

42 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh – Montmartre, the Quarry and Windmills

Art Style: Post-Impressionism

Year Painted: 1886

Vincent van Gogh’s painting titled “Montmartre, the Quarry and Windmills” is a remarkable piece created in 1886 during the artist’s stay in Paris. This artwork showcases van Gogh’s distinctive Post-Impressionist style, characterized by bold brushstrokes, vivid colors, and an emphasis on capturing emotions and subjective experiences.

To understand the significance of this painting, it’s important to delve into the context of its creation. During his time in Paris, van Gogh was greatly influenced by the vibrant art scene in Montmartre, a bohemian neighborhood known for its lively atmosphere and artistic community. It was here that van Gogh began to develop his unique artistic approach, departing from the more traditional techniques he had learned earlier.

In “Montmartre, the Quarry and Windmills,” van Gogh depicts a panoramic view of Montmartre, incorporating the famous windmills that once dotted the area’s landscape. The painting showcases the artist’s mastery of color and texture, as he employs bold and expressive brushwork to convey the energetic and lively spirit of the place.

The choice of subject matter in this painting is also significant. The windmills, a symbol of rural life and traditional industry, juxtaposed with the urban setting of Montmartre, represent the transition from the old to the new, from the rural countryside to the emerging industrialized society. This theme reflects van Gogh’s fascination with capturing the changing world around him and his contemplation of the impact of progress on human existence.

The year 1886 marked a crucial period in van Gogh’s artistic journey, as he was exposed to new ideas and styles through interactions with other artists and exposure to contemporary art movements. This painting serves as a testament to van Gogh’s experimentation and evolution as an artist during this pivotal time in his life.

“Vincent van Gogh Montmartre, the Quarry and Windmills,”

Original size:
48 x 40 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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