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Van Gogh Road to Tarascon

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Van Gogh painting analysis This painting is called the Road to Tarascon. Van Gogh drew this between 31st July - 8th August 1888. In the foreground of the study there are two trees and in the background a horizon. The picture is in perspective. The horizon is at across the middle of the page and the trees emphasise the horizon. ...read more.

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The colours seem complementary, cool and original. The tones are in blocks and they are opaque although a few lines are transparent. In this study Van Gogh used a reed pen and pen and ink over graphite on woven paper. The pen marks look as though they are stitch like, resembling a tapestry. The direction of the marks gives the feeling that it is flowing. ...read more.

Conclusion

It makes you wonder what is over the horizon. I find the sun in this piece interesting because of the way he has drawn the sun rays; it gives the impression of it radiating heat. Also, the way he has drawn the sky, because it is unrealistic and looks like an abstract pattern. This piece makes me feel happy because the sun is out so it feels like summer. I will use what I have learnt from this study in my own work by using Van Gogh's style of shading and his use of lines. ...read more.

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