Paintings in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

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Yellow house is a place where Vincent van Gogh wanted to start the ‘studio of the south’ and also the place where he attacked his painter friend Paul Gauguin in a mad rush resulting in his his cut ear. The painting is beautiful and one of the popular by van Gogh. The Yellow House analysis The painting is based on the building where Van gogh stayed for some time in Arles, France. Allegedly, he wanted to establish a ‘studio of the south’ at the house and call his painter friends. The place was ideal for him to paint. It was a quiet street without much disturbance. There are two apparent dominant colors. The pale yellowness of the houses and the roads and the dark blue […]

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“You see, I really have wanted to make it so that people get the idea that these folk, who are eating their potatoes by the light of their little lamp, have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish, and so it speaks of manual labor and — that they have thus honestly earned their food. I wanted it to give the idea of a wholly different way of life from ours — civilized people. So I certainly don’t want everyone just to admire it or approve of it without knowing why.” This statement by Vincent van Gogh clarifies his intentions to draw the painting and can’t be interpreted more correctly. To portray this scene he did years of research […]

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Van Gogh’s one of the last paintings, Bedroom in Arles depicts his trapezoid shaped room of his Yellow House which he rented for some time during his stay in Arles. He sent his paintings to his brother Theo from time to time just for a general review about them. He made total of three version of the same painting. The first one was just a depiction of his room while the necessity of the second version aroused due to the damage by the flood of the Rhone. His brother suggested him to draw another version. Thus the second version emerged in September 1889. The last version simply called as The Bedroom was executed in smaller size than the original calling it the reduction. Three of […]

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