The Drinkers  1890

by Vincent van Gogh

During his time in the Asylum of Saint-Paul in Saint-Rémy, a small town near Arles, Vincent van Gogh made a number of copies of the work of artists he admired, which freed him from having to produce original compositions and allowed him to concentrate instead on interpretation. For this image, Van Gogh copied a wood engraving from [url=
23 3/8 × 28 7/8 in. (59.4 × 73.4 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago