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Style of Vincent Van Gogh Charcoal Drawing on Paper

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Style of Vincent Van Gogh Charcoal Drawing on Paper

Lot 0678 Details

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Very well drawn to depict a church and several other buildings within a landscape, signed lower right. Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890) was a Dutch artist known for self portraits and sunflowers. Image measures 6.5"H X 8"W, overall measures 16.375"H X 19.5"W. Partly because of the sheer quantity of exceptional works on paper van Gogh produced, the extraordinary richness of this aspect of his oeuvre remains to be fully explored. On his death, van Gogh left approximately 800 paintings and more than 1100 drawings. At the outset, van Gogh struggled to define himself as an artist while not yet having enjoyed the benefits of any extended academic training. He was largely self-taught, relying on his own resources, some smartly intuitive notions about how to proceed, and persistent hard work. For several years he dedicated himself to sketching and drawing in order to learn how to represent perspective, volume and line. As art students have done for centuries, he used this foundation in drawing to support more advanced lessons in using color and oil paints. These were challenges he was reluctant to take on until he felt that his drawing skills had matured. Along every step of the way, he knew precisely what he was doing, and when to do it. But it all began with drawing. Vincent wrote his brother Theo in 1883, "Drawing is the root of everything" (Letter 290).
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Style of Vincent Van Gogh Charcoal Drawing on Paper

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
Jun 23, 2013
Starting Price $3,000
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0678: Style of Vincent Van Gogh Charcoal Drawing on Paper

Sold for $2,500
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Est. $6,000 - $9,000Starting Price $3,000
June 23rd 2013 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 11:00 AM
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Lot 0678 Details

Description
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Very well drawn to depict a church and several other buildings within a landscape, signed lower right. Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890) was a Dutch artist known for self portraits and sunflowers. Image measures 6.5"H X 8"W, overall measures 16.375"H X 19.5"W. Partly because of the sheer quantity of exceptional works on paper van Gogh produced, the extraordinary richness of this aspect of his oeuvre remains to be fully explored. On his death, van Gogh left approximately 800 paintings and more than 1100 drawings. At the outset, van Gogh struggled to define himself as an artist while not yet having enjoyed the benefits of any extended academic training. He was largely self-taught, relying on his own resources, some smartly intuitive notions about how to proceed, and persistent hard work. For several years he dedicated himself to sketching and drawing in order to learn how to represent perspective, volume and line. As art students have done for centuries, he used this foundation in drawing to support more advanced lessons in using color and oil paints. These were challenges he was reluctant to take on until he felt that his drawing skills had matured. Along every step of the way, he knew precisely what he was doing, and when to do it. But it all began with drawing. Vincent wrote his brother Theo in 1883, "Drawing is the root of everything" (Letter 290).

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