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Thatched Cottages at Cordeville by Vincent Van Gogh, oil on canvas 1890, is a landscape painting of rows of houses in the French countryside with a road, fences and gardens under a dramatic blue sky with massive white clouds. With decisive, emphatic and expressionistic drawing and swirling brushstrokes, the artist captures the rhythms and movements of the forms of soil, cottages, hills, trees and clouds. Subtle, earthy color harmonies of soil and plants contrast with the dark, deep blue of sky glimpsed through a break in the clouds, the forms and contours of earth and sky echoing one another. Painted in the north of France in Normandy when Van Gogh lived in Auvers-sur-Oise to recuperate from illness, the picture embodies the power of the artist’s mature, expressive, Post-Impressionist style.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890) was a Dutch painter of the Post-Impressionist movement known for bold, expressive drawing, swirling brushstrokes and intense, heightened colors. In early adulthood Van Gogh worked as an art dealer, teacher and pastor before taking up the full time study of drawing and painting in his late twenties. Influenced by Rembrandt, the 19th century Realists and Barbizon school, Van Gogh’s early paintings featured studies of workers and peasants in somber earth tones. Moving to France in 1886, Van Gogh met with the startling innovations of the Impressionist painters and began to apply their approach to color and subject matter, which continued into the mature style for which the artist is most renowned. Van Gogh produced many hundreds of drawings and paintings including portraits, landscapes, still life and flower paintings, and numerous self-portraits that became a dominating influence on the modern art of the 20th century and made him one of the most popular artists of all time.