Modern Art Monday Presents: Window in the Studio By Vincent Van Gogh

window in the studio photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Vincent Van Gogh’s Window in the Studio (1889) depicts a room with a barred window that he was allowed to use  as a studio in the hospital in Saint-Rémy. Pots and bottles stand on the sill of a window that looks out over the walled garden on the hospital grounds, with several of Van Gogh’s own paintings hanging on either side of the window.

Van Gogh began this work by setting out his design in black chalk. He then developed the drawing further using thinned oil paint and a little watercolor. Between the bars and the blue of the sky, he left the paper visible, which adds depth to the scene.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

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