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The Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles, 1888

Oil on canvas
28 7/10 × 36 1/5 in
73 × 92 cm
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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Toronto
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Collection of Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Collection of Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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Image courtesy the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images
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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Toronto
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Collection of Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Collection of Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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Painting
Image rights
Image courtesy the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images
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.

The Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles, 1888

Oil on canvas
28 7/10 × 36 1/5 in
73 × 92 cm
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