Along the Seine by Vincent Van Gogh iPhone 6 Wallet Case
Along the Seine by Vincent Van Gogh, oil on canvas 1887, is a landscape painting of a row of trees and a lone figure against water and sunny blue sky on the banks of the River Seine in or near Paris. Painted in short strokes and fluidly blended, thinly applied oil paint with the weave of the canvas ground showing through in some areas, the picture shows Van Gogh’s absorption of the technique, treatment of colour, and informal composition of the French Impressionist painters. The picture captures a fleeting moment in time, probably created outdoors as a plein air easel painting.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890) was a Dutch painter of the Post-Impressionist movement known for bold, expressive drawing, swirling brushstrokes and intense, heightened colours. In early adulthood Van Gogh worked as an art dealer, teacher and pastor before taking up the full time study of drawing and painting in his late twenties. Influenced by Rembrandt, the 19th century Realists and Barbizon school, Van Gogh’s early paintings featured studies of workers and peasants in sombre earth tones. Moving to France in 1886, Van Gogh met with the startling innovations of the Impressionist painters and began to apply their approach to colour and subject matter, which continued into the mature style for which the artist is most renowned. Van Gogh produced many hundreds of drawings and paintings including portraits, landscapes, still life and flower paintings, and numerous self-portraits that became a dominating influence on the modern art of the 20th century and made him one of the most popular artists of all time.