Night (after Millet), 1889

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 74.5 x 93.5 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)
  • F 647

This domestic scene of a family in a humble interior is exceptional within Van Gogh’s later work. He based it on a print by Millet from the series Les quatre heures de la journée (the four times of day). It features some particularly striking elements: the dominant tints of green and purple, and the centrally-placed lamp that casts long, multicoloured shadows on the floor.

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