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photo:Vincent van Gogh

  • Vincent van Gogh
  • 1853 – 1890
  • Roses
  • 1889年
  • Oil on canvas 33 x 41.3 cm
  • Matsukata Collection
  • P.1959-0193
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Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. This painting of roses may have been painted during the final days of his stay in Arles, or in the following Saint-Rémy period. Here we can see the germination of van Gogh's distinctive style of undulating, aligned brush strokes that would then clearly develop in the Saint-Rémy period. While a small work, this is one of the finest paintings which signaled the beginning of Van Gogh's brief mature period.

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