Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Church at Auvers-sur-Oise

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

This is the only painting representing in full the church in Auvers that may sometimes be distinguished in the background of views of the whole village. This church, built in the 13th century in the early Gothic style, flanked by two Romanesque chapels, became under the painter's brush a flamboyant monument on the verge of dislocating itself from the ground and from the two paths that seem to be clasping it like torrents of lava or mud. If one compares this painting with Claude Monet's paintings of the cathedral in Rouen, painted shortly afterwards, one can measure how different Van Gogh's approach was from that of the impressionists. Unlike Monet, he did not try to render the impression of the play of light on the monument.

Keywords

Paris, France, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, Style: Dutch Post-Impressionist, School: Post-Impressionist, Movement: Post-Impressionism, Dutch, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Dutch Post-Impressionist; School: Post-Impressionist; Movement: Post-Impressionism; Dutch; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Time Period

1890

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This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NHF0050

Church at Auvers-sur-Oise

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