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Thatched Cottages and Houses - Vincent van Gogh - Allen Printing - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

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Thatched Cottages and Houses -  Vincent van Gogh - Allen Printing - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created approximately 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold, symbolic colours, and dramatic, impulsive and highly expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He sold only one painting during his lifetime and became famous after his suicide, aged 37, which followed years of poverty and mental illness.

Thatched Cottages and Houses was created when Van Gogh lived in Auvers-sur-Oise. He spent the last few months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise,  after he left the asylum in Saint-Rémy.

Thatched Cottages and Houses is thought to be the study he mentions in his letter of 21 May 1890 to his brother Theo and wife Jo immediately after arriving in Auvers:"... when I wrote to you I hadn’t yet done anything. Now I have a study of old thatched roofs with a field of peas in flower and some wheat in the foreground, hilly background. A study which I think you’ll like."


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