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