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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris

Courting Couples in the Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnieres by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's Courting Couples in the Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnières is an oil on canvas (29-1/2 x 44-1/4 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Vincent van Gogh's Courting Couples in the Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnières is an oil on canvas (29-1/2 x 44-1/4 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh painted strolling couples in the park with a bright palette and an exuberant touch in his 1887 work Courting Couples in the Voyer d'Argenson Park at Asnières.

The foliage of the trees reflect his study of complementary tones; the sky is feathered with tiny strokes of the palest shades of blue, violet, and green. In a letter to his sister Wil, van Gogh compared the fundamental harmony of chromatic pairs that together "shine brilliantly" to a human couple declaring, the colors "complete each other like a man and woman."

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Keep reading to learn how van Gogh used bold, contrasting colors to explore the full range of yellow in Two Cut Sunflowers.

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