Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 65 X 81.5 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • F 413

Arles was not far from the Mediterranean. At the beginning of June 1888 Vincent visited the fishing village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where, in a matter of days, he produced two seascapes, a view of the village and nine drawings. He wrote to Theo about one of the seascapes: “I made the drawing of the boats when I left very early in the morning, and I am now working on a painting based on it, a size 30 canvas with more sea and sky on the right. It was before the boats hastened out; I had watched them every morning, but as they leave very early I didn’t have time to paint them.”

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Video: two seascapes at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer


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