View of Paris from Montmartre

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41630

"View of Paris from Montmartre" (1886) is a remarkable piece by Vincent van Gogh, embodying his early transition from Dutch realism to impressionist technique. Painted in Paris, it reveals his growing fascination with the vibrant color and light of the city. Van Gogh transforms a sprawling cityscape into an intimate observation, an emotional interpretation, turning an ordinary scene into an extraordinary, luminous world. This painting marks a vital point in Van Gogh's artistic journey, signaling the emergence of his unique, masterful style.

31 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh’s ‘View of Paris from Montmartre’: A Spectacular Vista, Painted Legacy, and Cultural Treasure

Vincent van Gogh’s “View of Paris from Montmartre” is an extraordinary painting that holds a special place in the world of art history. This exquisite masterpiece was painted in the summer of 1886, during the Dutch artist’s stay in Paris, a city which strongly influenced his evolution as a painter.

Van Gogh’s distinctive artistic style, characterized by bold colours and expressive brushwork, is prominently showcased in this painting. The city of Paris is depicted from the vantage point of Montmartre, a hill located in the 18th arrondissement, known for its bohemian spirit and for being a beacon of artistic activity during the late 19th century.

This piece is especially revered due to Van Gogh’s unique interpretation of the bustling cityscape. The landscape unfolds with vitality and dynamism, captured in a plethora of vibrant hues that create an almost rhythmic visual symphony. The interaction of light, colour, and structure represents the vitality of Parisian life, captured from the calm tranquility of Montmartre.

Additionally, “View of Paris from Montmartre” is significant as it offers insights into the transformation in Van Gogh’s style. The impact of Impressionism and Japanese ukiyo-e prints, popular during his time in Paris, can be seen in this work. There’s a transition from the darker palette of his early Dutch period to the vibrant and vivacious colours that would come to define his iconic style.

Furthermore, the painting embodies a sense of temporal documentation, capturing Paris during a pivotal period of modernization and cultural development. The juxtaposition of the ancient cityscape and the evolving urban expansion provides a fascinating perspective on the historic transition.

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Original size:
61.5 x 38.5 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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