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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Van Gogh's landscape painting was one of the famous impressionist and post-impressionist artistic pictures of his time. His paintings were most notable for their bold color, emotional honesty, and rough beauty.

The image is a vintage art painting using post-impressionism creative expression. Van Gogh painted the countryside picture in June 1890, when he lived in Auvers-Sur-Oise, a small town north of Paris. Van Gogh's landscape painting depicts a farming scene of farm fields adjacent to the village, a farmhouse, and a peasant farmer on the farm. The road intersects the field beds and the mountains at a distance. At the center of the picture, there is a carriage with a horse and a train. To depict shades, Van Gogh used green, red, blue, and other colors. Like many Van Gogh's landscapes, the angle of painting is from above, a perspective he regularly used in his artwork.

The irradiance of the farm fields and houses, a lone person on the farm, the train, and the carriage stand unaware of the fast happenings of things around them. Van Gogh described the painting in a letter to his sister explaining how he is working a lot and quickly, trying to articulately express the desperate speedy passage of things in the present life. By painting these things together, Van Gogh made an impression of how fast-moving life was. Vincent Van Gogh used oil paint and canvas material for his artworks. In this painting, he used the post-impressionism art technique and applied paint more thickly on the canvas using heavy brushstrokes.

It's thought that he often used the application of thick paint straight from the tube (impasto) to create the textures and effects. With its unique technique and a relevant emotional message, this 1890 painting is in the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. Before moving to Auvers, Van Gogh lived in Paris, where he received inspiration from painters such as Monet, Bernard, Gauguin, and Pissarro. Van Gogh became good friends with Gauguin, whose artwork, in the end, turned out to be one of his most inspirations. While in Auvers-Sur-Oise, Van Gogh lived near the home of Paul Gachet, who was an amateur artist and an enthusiastic collector of contemporary paintings.

Gachet encouraged and supported Van Gogh, and immediately he started his painting works. Van Gogh's artistic technique also inspired many other great artists such as Henri Matisse and Paul Klee. Matisse displayed one of Vincent’s drawings in his home, which inspired him to develop an interest in Van Gogh's art technique and its application. Additionally, German artists like Kandinsky and Kirchner also got inspired by Van Gogh's choice of colors and dramatic brushwork. Van Gogh's style was also an inspiration to other artists like de Kooning, Bacon, Pollock and Hodgkin.