Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Artist's Room at Arles (detail) Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles. Saint-R

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Abstract

Vincent's Bedroom in Arles is one of the artist's best known paintings. The striking colours, unusual perspective and familiar subject matter create a work that is not only among Van Gogh's most popular, but also one that he himself held as one of his own personal favourites. As Van Gogh described in a letter to his brother, "My eyes are still tired by then I had a new idea in my head and here is the sketch of it. Another size 30 canvas. This time it's just simply my bedroom, only here colour is to do everything, and giving by its simplification a grander style to things, is to be suggestive here of rest or of sleep in general. In a word, looking at the picture ought to rest the brain, or rather the imagination. "

Keywords

Paris, France, Arles, 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; Arles, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

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University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NHF0081

The Artist's Room at Arles (detail) Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles. Saint-R

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