OIL PAINTING: Scene in Arles, 1888
In a way, the paintings executed in Arles reflect a synthesis of the two previous artistic periods of Van Gogh's development. In Nuenen, Van Gogh would emerge as a skilled painter with a passion for painting outdoors. In Paris, Van Gogh would refine his evolving talents to incorporate a new world of colour and style introduced by the Impressionists. In Arles, these two would merge and some of Van Gogh's best-loved paintings (Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, Harvest at La Crau or Scene in Arles for example) would result.