Bridge at Arles (March, 1888 in Arles in Provence, France

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Bridge at Arles by Vincent van Gogh is one of the earliest paintings he created in Arles

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Bridge at Arles
(Pont de Langlois –
in French)
1888, painted in Arles in Provence, France
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Method: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 54cm x 65cm (21.3in x 25.6in)
Location: Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Painter’s Age: 35 yrs
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“I’ve never had such good fortune; nature here is extraordinarily beautiful. Everything and everywhere. The dome of the sky is a wonderful blue, the sun has a pale sulphur radiance, and it’s soft and charming, like the combination of celestial blues and yellows in paintings by Vermeer of Delft.” *Vermeer of Delft = Johannes Vermeer = creator of Girl with a Pearl Earring. (From Vince to Theo van Gogh, his younger brother, 1888 in Arles)
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The name of the bridge in the painting is Langlois which was close to Vincent van Gogh’s quarter in Arles.
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This is a passage by the painter how he describes TWO similar bridge landscapes including the one above: “As for my work, I brought back a size 15 canvas today. It is a drawbridge over which passes a little cart, standing out against a blue sky – the river blue as well, the banks orange coloured with grass and a group of women washing linen in smocks and multicoloured caps. And another landscape with a little rustic bridge and washerwomen also.
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More on the weather in Arles: “The weather here is changeable, often windy with turbulent skies, but the almond trees are beginning to flower everywhere. I am very happy that the paintings are going to the Independents. ”
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