Two Peasants Digging (In the Style of Millet)

size(cm): 50x65
Sale price£179 GBP


The painting Two Peasants Digging (after Millet) by the artist Vincent Van Gogh is a work that stands out for its artistic style and composition. The painting, measuring 72 x 92 cm, shows two peasants digging in a field, a scene Van Gogh borrowed from the original work by French painter Jean-Francois Millet.

One of the most interesting aspects of this painting is its technique. Van Gogh used short, rapid brushstrokes to create a dynamic, vibrant texture on the painting's surface. In addition, the artist used a palette of bright, saturated colors, which give the work a sense of vitality and energy.

Another highlight of Two Peasants Digging is its composition. Van Gogh positioned the peasants in the center of the painting, which gives them great visual weight. Additionally, the artist used diagonal lines to create a sense of depth and movement in the image.

The history of this painting is also interesting. Van Gogh created the work in 1889, while he was admitted to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole mental hospital in France. During his hospital stay, the artist was inspired by Millet's work and created several paintings based on his works.

Finally, a little known aspect of Two Peasants Digging is that Van Gogh created multiple versions of the same image. In addition to the original version, the artist created several copies of the work, each with slight variations in technique and composition. This demonstrates Van Gogh's fascination with this scene and his desire to explore it further.

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