Study for 'Romans Parisiens' by Vincent van Gogh
As the weather turned colder in Arles, France, Vincent van Gogh renewed his interest in still life. Van Gogh painted the still-life piece Study for 'Romans Parisiens' in 1888.
Van Gogh piled a stack of novels on the table and painted their bright yellow jackets on a modulated surface of yellow and against a thickly painted background of gold. With bent pages and broken spines, the books appear well read, and van Gogh continued to find comfort in their narratives. He was trying to instill his paintings with a kindred sympathy to the conditions of modern life.
Vincent van Gogh used an intense, saturated palette to portray the change of seasons from summer to autumn in Willows at Sunset. Continue to the final section to learn about this painting.