In Vincent van Gogh's 1888 work The Yellow House, the palette of yellow and blue -- Vincent van Gogh's signature colors -- expressed his deep feelings for his little house and the fellowship of artists that he hoped would gather there.
The exterior of the house was, in fact, painted a yellow that he associated with the pale, fresh hue of butter, but in The Yellow House van Gogh intensified its hue and depicted it against a bright cerulean sky. Vincent van Gogh often commented on the sunny quality of the surrounding square, and the bright yellow tones he used enforce this sensation.
Vincent van Gogh often depicted places close to his heart. Next, we'll look at a painting of one of Vincent van Gogh's favorite places.