The Tarascon Diligence

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41611

"The Tarascon Diligence" is a remarkable painting by Vincent van Gogh, created in 1888 during his stay in Arles, France. It showcases his distinctive Post-Impressionist style, characterized by bold brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and emotional intensity. This work holds significance as it reflects van Gogh's fascination with everyday subjects and his ability to capture the essence of a fleeting moment. The painting's subject, a horse-drawn carriage, symbolizes the vanishing rural traditions of the time. With its energetic composition and vivid expression, "The Tarascon Diligence" stands as a testament to van Gogh's artistic genius and his profound connection to the world around him.

39 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s painting “The Tarascon Diligence” is a remarkable artwork that showcases the artist’s unique style and captures his fascination with everyday life. Painted in 1888, this masterpiece is also known as “The Yellow Carriage” or “The Yellow Diligence.”

“The Tarascon Diligence” depicts a horse-drawn carriage against a vibrant yellow background. The painting showcases van Gogh’s distinctive use of color and brushwork. The carriage itself is rendered in bold, expressive strokes, conveying a sense of movement and energy. Van Gogh’s signature post-impressionist style is evident in the thick application of paint, visible brushstrokes, and vivid color choices.

What makes this painting particularly special is the way it represents van Gogh’s personal connection to the subject matter. During his stay in the southern French town of Arles, van Gogh was captivated by the sight of these colorful carriages, which were a common mode of transportation in the area. He found inspiration in the bustling atmosphere and the vivid yellow of the carriages, which symbolized vitality and energy to him.

Van Gogh’s use of color in “The Tarascon Diligence” is a testament to his emotional expression through art. The intense yellow background and the dynamic brushwork evoke a sense of joy and excitement. It is believed that van Gogh used color to convey his own emotional state and to imbue his paintings with a certain intensity that went beyond mere representation.

“The Tarascon Diligence” is a testament to van Gogh’s artistic genius and his ability to infuse his own emotions into his work. It exemplifies his bold experimentation with color, his unique style of brushwork, and his ability to capture the essence of a scene. This painting is a beloved piece in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, where it is admired by art enthusiasts from around the world.

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Original size:
92.5 x 71.4 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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