About the original work
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is impressed by the province he gets to know in the autumn of 1883: ‘Drenthe is so beautiful, it has such a profound effect on me’. This performance, which he puts on the canvas in quick strokes in one go, gives Van Gogh artistic self-awareness. In this period he finally decides to become an artist.
Van Gogh shows here the path he will take with his art: as a painter of peasant life, inspired by Jean-François Millet, he wants to show people on the land in their struggle for daily existence.
His letters show that he painted at least eighteen studies during his stay in Hoogeveen and subsequently New Amsterdam / Veenoord and Zweeloo, but the majority of these have been lost. Today, only five paintings are attributed to the Drenthe period, De turfschuit being one of them. All Drenthe paintings are in Dutch public collections. In addition to The Turf Barge, the Drents Museum and the Van Gogh Museum also own the painting Farmer Burning Weeds. The collection of the Van Gogh Museum contains three other works from Van Gogh’s Drenthe period.
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. 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 panel, 37 x 55.5 cm
© Drents Museum,