After years of studying flowers, Vincent van Gogh brought brighter hues to his palette with Boulevard de Clichy, which he painted in 1887.
With floral hues such as violet and rose, as well as jewel tones such as turquoise and burnished gold, van Gogh painted the Boulevard de Clichy with unprecedented lightness and freshness. His touch, expressive yet delicate, reveals that he had absorbed the Neo-Impressionist stroke and transformed it to his own advantage.
Vincent van Gogh often preferred to paint outside of the studio. For an example of the effect this had on van Gogh's work, observe Fishing in the Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnieres), the painting in the next section.