La Mousmé  1888

by Vincent van Gogh

The intention and determination that inform Van Gogh's art can be obscured by the sensational legends that have arisen about his life. The artist's correspondence, particularly from his brief mature period of 1888 to 1890, contradicts popular lore and attests to the deliberateness, sensitivity, and integrity of his work. [br] On July 29, 1888, Van Gogh wrote his younger b...
73.3 x 60.3 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington