Vincent van Gogh Paintings

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Paintings Reproductions Vincent van Gogh Le Moulin de la Galette, 1886
Vincent van Gogh Paintings 1853 - 1890  Painter,Printmaker, Draftsman, Holland

Le Moulin de la Galette, 1886

Oil on canvas

Public collection


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OIL PAINTING:  Le Moulin de la Galette, 1886

      A turning point takes place early in 1886 when Vincent van Gogh begins studies with Cormon (1845-1924) at his atelier. It is not so much the training that influences Vincent, but rather his introduction to his fellow students: John Russell (1858-1931), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and Emile Bernard (1868-1941). Later in the year, Theo, who is working for Boussod & Valadon managing an art gallery in Montmartre, introduces van Gogh to the works of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas and Georges Seurat. Their paintings have a profound influence on Vincent van Gogh and his use of colour. Later in the year, van Gogh becomes friends with painter, Paul Gauguin, a turbulent relationship that would later prove to be another turning point in Vincent's (and Gaugin's) life.