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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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The Dutch Post-Impressionist painter and drawer, Vincent van Gogh, is arguably one of the most brilliant artists with remarkable honours.

His painting Women mending nets in the Dunes is among the early pieces of art van Gogh created in his career. Besides, it is one of his most popular and valuable pieces of artwork available in most art galleries around the world.

He made this incredible painting in 1882 at Scheveningen near The Hague, Netherlands. Vincent painted this artwork with realism style giving it a naturally simple. As the name suggests, this painting shows women in a natural landscape, the dunes crafting nets with their hands. The visual appearance and impression of this piece of art are real, just like most of his artwork.

Besides, the natural yet elegant look is pretty eye-catchy for many people. Moreover, he used a pencil, oil, and high-quality cotton canvas paper to make the painting and mounted it on a wooden panel. The Women mending nets in the Dunes painting is today displayed at Odermatt Collection, Montreal, Canada, and North America.

After painting the Women mending nets in the Dunes, Vincent took his artwork to another level. In that same year, he painted the Woman with a White Shawl in a Wood and Woman with White Bonnet, Sien’s Mother, and much more. Most of the paintings he created in that year were mainly about women. Another amazing piece of art that Vincent created in 1985 was the Wood Gatherers in the Snow.

His brother Theo played a major role in starting his painting career in 1880. Attending an art school in The Hague, Vincent van Gogh learned from his teacher on the usage of colours, favouring dark tones. Seeing the work of Jean-Francois Millet, he got impressed and influenced. Therefore, he started focusing on painting peasants and rural scenes with the utmost sense of reality.

Besides that, he got in touch with a Japanese art from 1885 to 1886, where he loved and admired the cheerful colours, canvas usage, and the impressive lines these pictures had. Later on, he met Paul Gauguin and other painters in Paris who helped him advance in his artwork. Paul helped him paint the sunflowers using simplified colour schemes and forms. After that, he painted The Red Vineyard in 1888, his first paintwork to sell during his lifetime. It is though ironic that his name became the most a fame in the world of painting and drawing after passing away. His work inspired complementary artists like Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin, Evard Munch, Henri Matisse, and Diego Rivera.