Drenthe inspired Vincent to further explore country landscapes and to return to peasant portraiture

Drenthe inspired Vincent to further explore country landscapes and to return to peasant portraiture

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Unformatted text preview: Drenthe inspired Vincent to further explore country landscapes and to return to peasant portraiture, but he had difficulty finding a steady place to live or a studio. He moved from Hoogeveen to Nieuw Amsterdam, but quickly ran out of painting and drawing materials, and out of loneliness and lack of supplies, in January 1884 he was forced to move to his parents' new home in Nuenen. Despite the miserable weather, the solitude, and ill preparation, his three month stay in Drenthe did produce fine landscape paintings in oil like the geometrically simplified and expressively Realist Farms and Drawbridge in Nieuw Amsterdam. Vincent's paint handling had improved, but he still had not settled into a distinctive style and had not yet made his tremendous and influential advances in color. He was uncomfortable staying with his parents in Nuenen, but did manage a color....
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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Drenthe inspired Vincent to further explore country landscapes and to return to peasant portraiture

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