64 days in heaven and hell (53)
Sunset over the Rhône river
Van Gogh’s room in the Café de la Gare and his studio in the Yellow House were not much more than a good stone’s throw away from the Rhône. It surprises me that we don’t see much more of the riverside in his work.
Here he is exploring the effect of the sunset.
Vincent Van Gogh, Péniches de charbon (Coal Barges), c. August 1888. Oil on canvas,
- 71 x 95 cm. Private collection (F 437, JH 1570)
- 53.5 x 64 cm. Private collection (F 438, JH 1571)