Van Gogh Painter On The Road To Tarascon Analysis

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On the road to Tarascon Vincent Van Gogh did an artwork called, Painter on the road to Tarascon, that is a great, unfortunate, piece of canvas that did not last up to this day. The painting was around for a while to be admired by many people, but certain events led the original piece to not be available for the people of the 21st century. The Painter on the road to Tarascon canvas had a meaning towards Van Gogh himself in different ways. The painting may seem like a simple portrait of an artist, but it is much more than that. The art piece, Painter on the road to Tarascon, or “The Painter on his way to work” was painted in oil on a canvas by the artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh did the canvas in the city of Arles, France around July of 1888, and completed in August that same year. The colors on the canvas were a mixture of warm and cool colors, portraying a man walking with his artwork, and the style done was a mixture of impressionist, realist, and painterly. After the death of Van Gogh, the painting was held in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum for display in Magdeburg, Germany. When World War II was in effect in the 19th century, a …show more content…
When Van Gogh would write letters to Theo about his art work, he would described how he did not like some of his work, but also send positive comments to Theo about many of his small accomplishments. The author Christopher Andreae had come across a letter of Van Gogh when he wrote to Theo about the Painter on the road to Tarascon. The writing included that Van Gogh had added the comment to Theo, “a rough sketch I made of myself laden with boxes, props, and canvas on the sunny road to Tarascon”. Andreae would also describe how Van Gogh did not intentionally meant that the person in the canvas was only him, but an aspect of an artist at work, because it is only when he was working that he felt truly

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