About the original work
The old hut under a red evening sky gives an idyllic picture of farm life. Van Gogh also called these simple farmhouses ‘people’s nests’. He saw security in it. This hut consisted of two dwellings, with two front doors and a shared chimney. It was a type that was on the verge of disappearing at the time. “The case struck me exceedingly, those two half-destroyed huts under the same thatched roof remind me of a few old decrepit folks who make up only one being and are seen supporting each other,” he wrote.
The subject continued to fascinate him. Four years later, in France, he painted and drew old houses again. Over the years, his painting style had changed considerably: he now painted them in bright colors and with a loose brushstroke.
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. history, including ‘Starry Night’, ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘The Potato Eaters’. His use of bold colors and expressive brush strokes influenced countless artists and movements that followed, making him a pioneering figure 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 today.
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, 65.7 x 79.3 cm
© Van Gogh Museum, license Artimedes B.V.