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Portrait of Joseph Roulin, 1889

Oil on canvas
25 3/5 × 21 1/5 in
65 × 53.9 cm
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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In September 1888 Van Gogh moved into the Yellow House in Arles, which he hoped would become an …

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In September 1888 Van Gogh moved into the Yellow House in Arles, which he hoped would become an artists’ colony. Paul Gauguin, whom he admired greatly, was the first to be invited. Gauguin arrived in October and for a few weeks they worked side by side. But the tensions between the two artists soon began to escalate …

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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853–1890
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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.

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About the work
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In September 1888 Van Gogh moved into the Yellow House in Arles, which he hoped would become an …

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In September 1888 Van Gogh moved into the Yellow House in Arles, which he hoped would become an artists’ colony. Paul Gauguin, whom he admired greatly, was the first to be invited. Gauguin arrived in October and for a few weeks they worked side by side. But the tensions between the two artists soon began to escalate …

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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853–1890
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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.

Portrait of Joseph Roulin, 1889

Oil on canvas
25 3/5 × 21 1/5 in
65 × 53.9 cm
Permanent collection
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