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M.S. Rau
New Orleans

Oil on canvas on panel

Painted in The Hague in August 1883, The New Church and Old Houses in The Hague is a compelling and important work from Vincent van Gogh's formative Dutch period. The Impressionist master's compositions from 1881 to 1885 are among his earliest masterpieces, and together they reveal his …

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Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

High auction record
$81.3m, Christie's, 2017
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Museo Soumaya
Selected exhibitions
2019
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and BritainTate Britain
Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen: From Delacroix to BeckmannGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
2017
Van Gogh and the SeasonsNational Gallery of Victoria
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Nieuwe Kerk en Oude Huizen in Den Haag (The New Church and Old Houses in The Hague), ca. 1883

Oil on canvas on panel
13 3/4 × 10 1/8 in
34.9 × 25.7 cm
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New Orleans
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MSR
M.S. Rau
New Orleans

Oil on canvas on panel

Painted in The Hague in August 1883, The New Church and Old Houses in The …

Medium

Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

High auction record
$81.3m, Christie's, 2017
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Museo Soumaya
Selected exhibitions (3)
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