Arlesian. Portrait of Madame Gina, Van Gogh

Arlesian. Portrait of Madame Gina, Van Gogh
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  • Posted by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Museum: Metropolitan Museum
  • Year: 1888-1889

Description of the picture :

Arlesian. Portrait of Madame Gina – Vincent Van Gogh. 1888-1889. Oil on canvas. 91.4×73.7

   Van Gogh belonged to both Dutch and French art, he is considered to bepressionists, and at the same time he remains an unlike artist. In Arles, where Van Gogh moved from Paris in 1888, among the bright colors of the south, he seemed to have a second wind and painted one picture after another. Among them are several portraits of Madame Gina, the mistress of the pre-deposit cafe, where the painter often sat with Gogen who came to him. One day, friends persuaded a woman to pose for them in a harlesian costume.

   Van Gogh adopted love for dark blue and bright yellow from his compatriot, the Dutch artist Jan Vermeer and the French painter Eugene Delacroix. The master especially appreciated their work. But if Vermeer has yellow, blue, olive-green and red create a soft color scheme, then Van Gogh they collide, causing the viewer to feel something disturbing reigning in the picture. And the detached appearance of Madame Gina, and her posture emphasize this excitement.