The plants in Asnier, a view from the outskirts of de Clichy by Vincent Van Gogh

The plants in Asnier, a view from the outskirts of de Clichy by Vincent Van Gogh

Painting landscapes, Van Gogh chose a variety of motives. But industrial buildings appeared on his canvases rather rarely, much more the artist was attracted by untouched nature and rural houses. Nevertheless, Van Gogh was able to see the beauty everywhere, including in this place, which served as a motive for one of the landscapes.

Here, Van Gogh attracted the warm colors of industrial buildings and yellow meadows, which contrast with the gray sky and smoking factory chimneys. He divides the composition into two equal parts, removing the top of the drawn-out, colorless shroud of the sky. On its background,

the factory pipes rise, a number of which go far to the horizon.

In the background, there are lodges with cheerful red roofs, and the entire foreground is assigned to the yellow field. The landscape is not deserted, the author enlivened him with two figures going in the distance. They are contrasted against the background of the field.

The pipes on the horizon acquire a pure bluish tint, which contrasts with the bright yellow color of the field, written in scattered strokes. But the main color accent is created by the bright red roofs of the houses. These pure colors make up a joyful combination that gives the industrial landscape a lively optimistic mood.

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