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Still life with a plate of onions, early January 1889

Oil on canvas
19 1/2 × 25 2/5 in
49.6 × 64.4 cm
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Discharged from hospital
Van Gogh rents the Yellow House in Arles and invites Paul Gauguin to come …

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Discharged from hospital
Van Gogh rents the Yellow House in Arles and invites Paul Gauguin to come and work with him there. But they soon have disagreements. After a heated argument Van Gogh becomes disoriented and cuts off his own left ear. He is admitted to the hospital in Arles and discharged on 7 January 1889.

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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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Kröller-Müller Museum
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Discharged from hospital
Van Gogh rents the Yellow House in Arles and invites Paul Gauguin to come …

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Discharged from hospital
Van Gogh rents the Yellow House in Arles and invites Paul Gauguin to come and work with him there. But they soon have disagreements. After a heated argument Van Gogh becomes disoriented and cuts off his own left ear. He is admitted to the hospital in Arles and discharged on 7 January 1889.

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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.

Still life with a plate of onions, early January 1889

Oil on canvas
19 1/2 × 25 2/5 in
49.6 × 64.4 cm
Permanent collection
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