Landscape at Twilight, 1890

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 50 X 101 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • F 770

‘A crepuscular effect: two pear-trees, wholly black, against a yellowing sky, with grain-fields; and, in the purple background, the castle, enfolded by dark foliage.’ This was how Van Gogh described the evocative landscape he painted shortly after sunset in the surroundings of the château at Auvers. During the final months of his life, Vincent painted a number of works in this striking format, twice as wide as they were high – ideally suited to broad landscape views.

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