Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, June 1886
oil on cardboard,
46.0 cm x 38.0 cm
Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Van Gogh was thorough in everything he did. So when he decided to practise painting plaster models of classical sculptures, he immediately produced a whole series. He painted this torso of Venus five times, in each case from a different angle.
This time he has turned the model to face away from him. He has used a lot of paint and followed the curves of the body with his brush.