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Vincent van Gogh Final Paintings


Undergrowth with Two Figures by Vincent van Gogh
Undergrowth with Two Figures 19-3/4x39-1/2 inches), belongs to the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Undergrowth with Two Figures 19-3/4x39-1/2 inches), belongs to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

In his 1890 painting titled Undergrowth with Two Figures, Vincent van Gogh revived one of his favorite motifs: two lovers strolling through a natural setting. Rather than a romantic image, Vincent always regarded a couple as an emblem of companionship; he believed lovers completed each other. But the setting of van Gogh's Undergrowth with Two Figures -- with no clear path in view -- undermines any aspect of consolation. The figures seem trapped amidst the staggered tree trunks.

Like many late-nineteenth-century painters, Japanese art exerted a strong influence on Vincent van Gogh's aesthetic. On the next page, you'll find an example of this.

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