Vincent van Gogh - House at Auvers [c.1890]
In May 1890, van Gogh moved from the south of France to Auvers, northwest of Paris, painting many of his finest pictures there in a feverish spurt of activity before his suicide in July. Houses at Auvers shows the landscape of early summer. The view from above creates a flattened tapestry of shapes in which the tiled and thatched roofs of the houses form a mesmerising patchwork of colour.
[Oil on canvas, 75.6 x 61.9 cm]