Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Vincent van Gogh Dutch

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In the summer of 1888, Van Gogh, who was then living in Arles, made a trip to the small Mediterranean fishing village of Saintes-Maries de la Mer, where he made a painted view of this street with its thatched roofs and smoking chimneys. This drawing was one of fifteen that were sent, in the month of July alone, to Van Gogh's friend, the artist Émile Bernard, in Brittany, to keep Bernard up to date on the work he was doing. In these vibrant drawings, Van Gogh captured the essence of the paintings while creating the compositions anew in a different medium.

Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise), Reed pen, quill, and brown ink over black chalk on wove paper (backed with wove paper)

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