Painting “Girl in White”, Vincent Van Gogh, 1890
- Posted by Vincent Van Gogh
- Museum: National Art Gallery-Washington
- Year: 1890
Description of the picture :
The girl in white is Vincent Van Gogh. 1890. Oil on canvas. 66.7×45.8
Each work of the post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh is autobiographical. He finished this work less than a month before his suicide. The mentally ill artist just left the hospital and tried to do painting again, although he lived in constant expectation of a new attack. In letters to his brother, Van Gogh admitted that he can only portray sadness and endless loneliness.
Perhaps in this canvas the painter decided to embody the image of his soul, expressing in the guise of a peasant girl all his sorrows and experiences. This is one of the most soulful and beautiful color paintings of the artist. The girl’s fragile body, her long thin hands with large disproportionate hands, her shoulders down, the scattered look of her big eyes – all this conveys a feeling of longing. And although tender greens of summer spread out around the heroine, it stands among the ears of wheat, as if abandoned by everyone, a lonely spirit of the fields. The bread and flowers of the poppies are written by Van Gogh abstractly and at the same time recognizable. It is known that the master worked on the picture more than usual, trying to depict various green tones of cereals, swinging under the gust of the wind.