Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Van Gogh—Spring Near Paris, Along the Seine

Vincent van Gogh, Fishing in Spring (Asnieres), 1887, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) lived in Paris from 1886-1888.  During this period, his vision of art was changed dramatically by the style of the Impressionists, particularly their use of color and light, evident in Van Gogh’s series of paintings set in the suburb of Asnieres, on the border of Paris.

Vincent van Gogh, Park at Asnieres in Spring, 1887, oil on canvas, Private Collection

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