Road with Cypress and Star

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:40519

"Road with Cypress and Star" is a mesmerizing masterpiece created by Vincent van Gogh in 1890. This post-impressionist painting showcases his distinctive art style, characterized by bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors. The original dimensions of the painting are approximately 92 cm in height and 73 cm in width. What makes this artwork truly special is the profound emotional depth it conveys. Van Gogh's use of swirling lines, the iconic cypress tree, and a radiant starry sky creates a captivating composition that evokes a sense of spirituality and introspection, making it a timeless symbol of his artistic genius.

50 cm

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“Road with Cypress and Star” is a remarkable painting created by the renowned Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh completed this masterpiece in 1890, just months before his untimely death.

The painting showcases a winding road that leads into the distance, flanked by tall and vibrant cypress trees on one side. The starry night sky serves as the backdrop, with a large, radiant yellow star shining prominently above the cypress trees. The brushwork is expressive and energetic, characteristic of van Gogh’s unique style.

Van Gogh’s art style can be described as post-impressionism, a movement that emerged in the late 19th century as a response to the limitations of impressionism. Post-impressionist artists sought to explore and express their subjective emotions and ideas through vivid colors, bold brushstrokes, and a departure from strict realism.

“Road with Cypress and Star” is considered a very special painting for several reasons. Firstly, it reflects van Gogh’s deep connection to nature and his ability to convey emotion through the depiction of landscapes. The cypress trees, often associated with mourning and eternity, symbolize the artist’s longing for spiritual connection and transcendence.

Secondly, the painting showcases van Gogh’s fascination with the night sky and his interpretation of celestial bodies. The bright yellow star dominating the composition represents a cosmic force or a guiding light, conveying a sense of hope and spirituality amidst the darkness.

Lastly, this painting is significant because it captures van Gogh’s state of mind during a tumultuous period in his life. Van Gogh struggled with mental health issues, and this painting reflects his emotional turmoil and yearning for peace and tranquility. The swirling brushstrokes and intense colors convey a sense of intensity and restlessness, while the starry sky suggests a desire for something beyond earthly existence.

Overall, “Road with Cypress and Star” is a testament to van Gogh’s artistic genius and his ability to convey profound emotions through his distinctive style. Its combination of vibrant colors, expressive brushwork, and poignant symbolism makes it a truly exceptional and cherished artwork in the history of art.

Original size:
73 x 92 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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