View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic

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View of Paris from Vincent's Room
in the Rue Lepic (F341)
Vincent van Gogh - View from Theo’s apartment - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistVincent van Gogh
Year1887
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions46.0 cm × 38.0 cm (18.1 in × 15.0 in)
LocationVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic (Dutch: Gezicht op de daken van Parijs) is a painting by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh.

1887 paintings[edit]

In 1887 van Gogh lived with his brother Theo in an apartment in Montmartre, which is located on Montmartre hill above the city of Paris. This afforded him a beautiful view of the Paris skyline, which he painted several times.[1] Two of the paintings were made in 1887. The second painting View from Vincent's Window[2] was made from a similar vantage point of View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic.[3]

1886 painting[edit]

An earlier painting was made of the view from his window titled Roofs of Paris or View of Roofs and Backs of Houses. Van Gogh had become aware of Impressionism soon after arriving in Paris, but it took a while before he assimilated the knowledge into his work. This early view of his window reflects the dark colors he had been accustomed to using, subdued browns and grays for the roofs and the backs of the houses. In it Van Gogh appears to focus primarily in the color graduations of the houses and rooflines.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roofs in Paris, 1886". Permanent Collection. Van Gogh Museum. 2005–2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  2. ^ "View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic (F341a)". Van Gogh Paintings. Van Gogh Gallery. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  3. ^ "View of Paris from Vincent's Room in the Rue Lepic (F341)". Van Gogh Paintings. Van Gogh Gallery. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07.