Still Life Potatoes On A Yellow Plate

size(cm): 45x50
Sale price£150 GBP


Still Life Potatoes On A Yellow Plate by Vincent Van Gogh is a masterpiece depicting the artist's ability to capture the beauty of everyday objects. This artwork is a perfect example of the Post-Impressionism artistic style, which is characterized by the use of bright colors and the representation of reality in a subjective way.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the potatoes arranged on a yellow plate that contrasts with the dark background. Van Gogh uses the technique of short, rapid brushstrokes to create a dynamic, vibrant texture on the painting's surface. The light that illuminates the potatoes and the yellow plate creates an effect of depth and volume that makes the objects appear to jump out of the canvas.

Color is another prominent aspect of this artwork. Van Gogh uses a palette of bright, saturated colors to create a sense of vitality and energy in the painting. The yellow of the plate and the orange of the potatoes contrast with the dark background and create a light effect that attracts the viewer's attention.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. Van Gogh painted this work in 1888, during his stay in Arles, France. During this period, the artist was obsessed with the idea of ​​creating a community of artists in the south of France, and this painting was one of many he created during this time.

Although this painting is one of Van Gogh's best-known works, there are little-known aspects that make it even more interesting. For example, it is believed that Van Gogh painted this work in response to a letter from his brother Theo asking him to paint something he could sell. Van Gogh responded with this painting, which is one of the few works he created with the intention of selling.

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