Portrait of Madame Ginoux, L’Arlésienne

Last updated on January 17th, 2018 at 09:31 pm

Portrait of Madame Ginoux, L’Arlésienne, painted in 1890.

I would like to do portraits which would look like apparitions to people a century later. So I don’t try to do us by photographic resemblance but by our passionate expressions, using as a means of expression and intensification of the character our science and modern taste for colour.

– Van Gogh’s letter to Willemien van Gogh. Auvers-sur-Oise, Thursday, 5 June 1890. Source

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