The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry by Vincent van Gogh
Influenced by the innovations of the Paris art world, Vincent van Gogh painted The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry in 1886.
Van Gogh made regular visits to exhibitions in Paris and pursued introductions to artists, whom he liked to visit in their studios. This wealth of influence prompted him to experiment, as seen here with his daring introduction of violet and pink in the volatile sky and the square touch of the brush strokes, which conveys the solidity of the rock walls of the quarry.
Learn how Vincent van Gogh experimented with pointillism to create the self-portrait in the next section.