The Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41599

"The Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris," painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1886, showcases his innovative style, on the cusp of his distinct post-impressionist phase. Van Gogh transforms the mundane street scene into an energetic tapestry of color and movement, mirroring the vivacity of the French National Day. This painting uniquely captures his immersion in urban life and experimentations with color and technique, foreshadowing his later, famed works. It stands as an intimate insight into van Gogh's artistic journey, marking it as a significant piece in his oeuvre.

45 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh – The Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris

Vincent van Gogh’s painting “The Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris” is a remarkable work that embodies the artist’s perception of the French national holiday known as Bastille Day. Painted during his time in Paris between 1886 and 1888, the work displays Van Gogh’s evolving art style, taking on aspects of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.

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Artistic Style and Impact:

The painting depicts the revelry and excitement surrounding Bastille Day, the national French holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. “The Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris” is an impressive visual diary that captures the hustle and bustle of the city, and the spirit of celebration.

Van Gogh’s technique in this painting showcases his transition from the darker, more somber palette of his early Dutch period to the lighter, vibrant hues that characterize his Parisian period. His employment of swift, dynamic brushstrokes imbue the scene with a sense of movement and liveliness, reminiscent of the Impressionist style. Yet, his vivid and somewhat exaggerated color choices lean towards the explorations of the Post-Impressionists.

Why It’s Special:

“The Fourteenth of July Celebration in Paris” stands as a unique testament to Van Gogh’s personal and artistic journey. Living in Paris, Van Gogh was exposed to new art styles and philosophies, and this painting is one of the significant records of this transformative period.

Furthermore, this piece provides a historical glimpse into 19th-century Paris, capturing the city’s exuberance during a national celebration. It’s not just a painting, but a time capsule reflecting the atmosphere of the era.

Lastly, it’s a showcase of Van Gogh’s evolving artistic language, demonstrating his experimentation with color and brushwork that would later define his iconic style.

Van Gogh art evolution, 19th century Paris, Bastille Day, historical painting, color theory, brushwork, Van Gogh Parisian period.

Original size:
39 x 44 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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