View of Montmartre with Windmills

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41629

"View of Montmartre with Windmills" is an exquisite example of Vincent van Gogh's post-impressionistic style, painted in 1886. Capturing Paris' Montmartre district, the painting vivaciously employs vibrant colors and expressive brushwork, a testament to van Gogh's unique vision. The historical windmills and the evolving cityscape offer a glimpse into the interplay between progress and tradition. This painting stands out for its testament to an important period of transition in van Gogh's life, as he absorbed the influences of the vibrant Parisian art scene, steering away from the darker tones of his Dutch period.

30 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s “View of Montmartre with Windmills” is one of the extraordinary works by the Dutch Post-Impressionist master. Painted in 1886 during his stay in Paris, this oil painting is a testament to the artist’s evolving style and his fascination with the urban landscapes around him.

The painting showcases the Montmartre district, a region Van Gogh found inspiring due to its bohemian character and its windmills, which provided a rustic and natural touch to the otherwise bustling city. The painting’s dynamic composition, vibrant color palette, and striking contrasts between urban and natural elements reflect Van Gogh’s unique artistic vision.

– Vincent van Gogh
– View of Montmartre with Windmills
– Painted in 1886
– Post-Impressionist art
– Parisian landscape
– Van Gogh’s urban landscape
– Montmartre district
– Van Gogh’s unique artistic vision
– Vibrant color palette

This painting is special for several reasons:

1. Evolution of Style: The painting is a key document of Van Gogh’s stylistic evolution. While living in Paris, he was exposed to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works that had a profound influence on his style, leading to the bold colors and brushwork seen in the “View of Montmartre with Windmills.”

2. Connection to Paris: This painting illustrates Van Gogh’s interaction with the city of Paris. Montmartre, in particular, was a hub for artists in the 19th century. This artwork provides a glimpse of the vibrant and evolving art scene of the time.

3. Personal Reflection: The painting reflects Van Gogh’s personal feelings about urban life. The contrasting elements of the bustling city and the serene windmills could be interpreted as Van Gogh’s struggle to reconcile his love for nature with the energetic city life.

In conclusion, “View of Montmartre with Windmills” is not only an exquisite work of art but also a critical piece in understanding the evolution of Van Gogh as an artist and his relationship with the city of Paris. It remains a significant attraction for art lovers and historians around the world.

Original size:
61 x 36 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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