Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Novel Reader by Vincent Van Gogh

Oil on canvas
c. November 1888, Arles
73.0 cm x 92.0 cm (28.74 in x 36.22 in)

This painting is part of a group of works Van Gogh made for or about his family members and is thought to be of his sister, Wilhelmien. It is currently part of a private collection.


  1. Love the painting. What a great idea for a post!

  2. Thank you, Dana! I was surprised how many paintings there are of people reading and decided to feature a new one every month. Come to think of it though readers are the perfect subject - they don't move much :)

  3. He plays with colours like no other sane painter would:) I think, it's great:)

  4. He was sane? jk :) I feature art once a month, watch out for the posts on FB. There are plenty more paintings to share!