The Lover, Portrait of Paul-Eugene Milliet (Portrait of Lieutanant Milliet)

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:45091

Van Gogh's "The Lover, Portrait of Paul-Eugene Milliet" (also known as "Portrait of Lieutenant Milliet") was painted in 1888 during the artist's time in Arles. This painting showcases Van Gogh's distinctive post-impressionist style, characterized by bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors. What makes this piece particularly special is the intimate and affectionate portrayal of Lieutenant Milliet, a fellow officer and close friend of Van Gogh. The painting captures Milliet's expressive gaze and conveys a sense of camaraderie. It stands out as a testament to Van Gogh's ability to capture the essence of his subjects and evoke emotions through his unique artistic vision.

49 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s “The Lover, Portrait of Paul-Eugene Milliet” (also known as “Portrait of Lieutenant Milliet”) is a significant painting that showcases van Gogh’s artistic style and his ability to capture the essence of his subjects. This particular portrait was created in 1888 during van Gogh’s time in Arles, France.

Lieutenant Paul-Eugene Milliet was a fellow lodger at the Yellow House in Arles, where van Gogh resided for a period. Milliet was an officer in the army and an aspiring artist himself. Van Gogh admired Milliet’s artistic talent and painted his portrait as a tribute to their friendship and shared artistic interests.

“The Lover, Portrait of Paul-Eugene Milliet” is a captivating piece that displays van Gogh’s signature brushwork and bold use of color. The painting portrays Milliet with a serene and introspective expression, capturing his personality and depth. Van Gogh used a limited palette, primarily focusing on shades of blue and yellow, which adds an intense vibrancy to the painting.

What makes this painting particularly special is the emotional connection and artistic bond between van Gogh and Milliet. It reveals van Gogh’s ability to not only depict physical appearances but also convey the inner thoughts and emotions of his subjects. The portrait stands as a testament to van Gogh’s talent and his keen observation of human character.

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Original size:
49 x 60 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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