Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), 纽恩南, 1885年3月-5月
45.5 cm x 33.0 cm
Here, Van Gogh was practising painting strong contrasts between light and dark, using only a few colours – ochre for hands and face and green for background and clothing.
The woman is wearing a ‘falie’ or mourning shawl. If you look carefully, you can just spot a white bonnet peeping out from under it. In the spring and summer of 1885, Van Gogh drew and painted other women wearing shawls over their heads in this way. They were worn at funerals or when in mourning.