Landscape at Twilight

Landscape at Twilight Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Auvers-sur-Oise, June 1890


Credits: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Van Gogh made this evening landscape in the fields near Auvers, with a view of the local castle. He rendered the tangled black branches of the pear trees with a flurry of black brushstrokes. This reinforces the contrast between the dark trees and the luminous yellow sky.

The painting seems somewhat like a panorama because of its wide format. It is one meter wide and 50 centimeters high. Starting in June 1890, Van Gogh made a total of thirteen works with these dimensions. All but one are landscapes. He cut the canvases himself from a large roll.

oil on canvas, 50.2 cm x 101 cm
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