Portrait Of A Young Peasant

size(cm): 30x25
Sale price£88 GBP


Vincent Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant Boy is a masterpiece of Impressionist art that has captivated art lovers for decades. This painting is a perfect example of Van Gogh's artistic style, characterized by his bold use of color and his technique of thick, expressive brushstrokes.

The composition of the paint is simple but effective. The young peasant is seated on a chair, with his hands resting on his knees and his gaze fixed on the viewer. The figure of the peasant is framed by a dark background, making his face and clothing stand out even more.

Color is one of the highlights of this painting. Van Gogh used a bright and vibrant color palette to create a sense of vitality and energy in the work. The deep red of the peasant's jacket contrasts with the dark green of the wall behind him, while the bright yellow of his hair and beard illuminates the painting.

The story behind this painting is fascinating. Van Gogh painted this portrait in 1888, while staying in Arles, France. The young peasant was a neighbor of Van Gogh's and became his favorite model during his time in Arles. The painting was first sold in 1908 and has passed through various hands ever since.

There are some little-known aspects of this painting that are worth mentioning. For example, Van Gogh is believed to have used a mirror to paint the peasant's face, allowing him to more accurately capture his expression. Furthermore, some experts believe that the young peasant could have been a secret lover of Van Gogh's, adding an element of mystery and romance to the work.

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