Garden in Montmartre with Lovers by Van Gogh iPhone SE/5/5s Cover
Garden in Montmartre with Lovers by Vincent Van Gogh, oil on canvas 1887, is a landscape painting of figures strolling and sitting in a park amid trees, grass and footpaths against a pale blue sky. Working in short, divided strokes and dabs of color in the Impressionist manner, Van Gogh creates a light and airy picture that epitomizes the informal composition and often light-hearted subject matter of the Impressionist painters whose technique he studied intently while living in Paris during this period. The garden is in the Montmartre section of Paris, which later became infamous as the epicenter of the rising modern and avant-garde art movements of the early 20th century.
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.