Boulevard de Clichy, 1887

Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

‘The Boulevard de Clichy in the artists’ quarter of Montmartre lay close to the apartment on the Rue Lepic where Vincent van Gogh stayed with his brother Theo from March 1886. The Boulevard played an important role in Van Gogh’s life. The Café du Tambourin and the Moulin Rouge were located here, as was the studio of Fernand Cormon, where he studied for a time. Several of his artist friends lived here as well: John Russell, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.

Van Gogh recorded various places in the district in drawings and paintings. On the far right of this work that depicts the Boulevard de Clichy the beginning of the rue Lepic can be seen, winding up the hill of Montmartre. The painting chiefly displays the influence of Impressionism. A fleeting, spontaneously painted impression of a Paris street scene was a popular subject among the artists in this movement. Van Gogh used a short, rapid brushstroke to represent the people, the buildings and the lights reflecting on the road.

Price: HK$ 268,000

Dimensions: 46 cm (H) x 55.5 cm (W)

 

 

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