Vincent van Gogh, ‘Road in Etten’, 1881, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Road in Etten, 1881

Chalk, pencil, pastel, watercolor. Underdrawing in pen and brown ink.
15 1/2 × 22 3/4 in
39.4 × 57.8 cm
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Robert Lehman Collection, 1975), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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.

Vincent van Gogh, ‘Road in Etten’, 1881, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Robert Lehman Collection, 1975), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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.

Road in Etten, 1881

Chalk, pencil, pastel, watercolor. Underdrawing in pen and brown ink.
15 1/2 × 22 3/4 in
39.4 × 57.8 cm
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