About the original work
Hutten painted Van Gogh in 1883, when he was staying in the Drenthe village of Nieuw-Amsterdam. Enthusiastically, he wrote to his brother Theo how “unspeakably beautiful” he thought it was there. According to him, this was ‘totally impossible to see’ at studies such as de Hutten. He still had a lot to learn. Here he practiced contrasting a dark foreground against a light sky.
There is a lot of sand in the paint of this painting. It was blowing in when Van Gogh made it outside. If you zoom in you can see the grains light up in the dark paint.
About the artist
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Born in 1853 in the Netherlands, Van Gogh began his career as an art dealer before deciding to paint at the age of 27. Despite struggling with mental illness and poverty throughout his life, Van Gogh created some of the most celebrated works of art in the world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. history, including ‘Starry Night’, ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘The Potato Eaters’. His use of bold colors and expressive brushstrokes influenced countless artists and movements that followed, making him a pioneer in the development of modern art. Van Gogh died in 1890 at the age of 37, but his legacy continues to inspire and captivate art lovers around the world.
This painting by Vincent van Gogh is reproduced as a Giclée using an advanced 12-color printer that sprays the pigment inks onto the canvas or paper, layer by layer. Due to this large color spectrum and the high resolution, the original is approached very closely.
The pigment inks used are UV-resistant, so that no discoloration can occur. The colors always remain beautiful and that is why we give an unlimited guarantee! You can order Giclees framed and unframed.
Copyright & Licensing
Original: oil on canvas, 35.4 x 55.7 cm
© Van Gogh Museum, license Artimedes B.V.