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Description of Vincent van Gogh's painting “Bridges Across the Seine”

Description of Vincent van Gogh's painting “Bridges Across the Seine”


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Van Gogh finished work on this painting in 1887. On it, he portrayed his beloved River Seine. When he was in Paris, he always came to the river, admiring its landscape. He loved the bridges passing through this picturesque river.

They betrayed the artist inspiration, encouraged him to further work. When he painted from nature, he drew attention not to the composition of bridges, like a structure across a river, but as a creative episode, a game of unusual colors that shimmered in different shades in the sun.

This picture is painted in bright, saturated tones that create joy, the energy of admiration for nature, the game of the sun. Everything else seems to disappear in the sun, which extends to houses, bridges, the sky. The sun occupies a major role in the picture, it takes the whole thought, conveys the depth of the picture.

Everything else remains as if in the shadow, but it does not disappear in the shadow of the sun, but, on the contrary, reflects all objects. Bridges, water, bricks - everything is shown in fiery color. At the same time, the picture is filled with even more light, it looks more sunny.

The paints used by the artist give mood, optimism, hope, faith, cheerfulness. Van Gogh is in full swing in life, he is indefatigable, in perpetual motion. He perceives all objects as observation, a vital phenomenon. The artist in his picture does not describe the process of sunset, as such, he describes the sun in general, in its entirety. He is trying to convey the sun's rays scattered across the canvas. These rays do not know where they come from, and it is not known where they lead. They are here, they live in this picture, are here, condense above all objects and absorb the whole picture. This artist loves life in everything, in all its abundance, the same abundance can be seen in his works. The main feature of the artist, the nature of his work is life, hope, movement, joy, abundance. These feelings extend throughout his work in general, and in this work in particular.





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