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The Zouave

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SKU
WMET0168
Specialty: Giclee on Raw Canvas, Gallery Wrapped
  • Raw Canvas
  • Gallery Wrapped
  • 29.25"w x 37.25"h
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Image M0978
M0978
1.88″ x 1.88″

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The_Zouave_62.151

Our Inspiration:The Zouave

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
Reed pen and brown ink, wax crayon, and watercolor,
over graphite on wove paper; 12 3/8 x 9 5/16 in., 1888
Gift of Emanie Philips, 1962   62.151

During a spell of torrential rain that interrupted his harvest series, Van Gogh made his first real effort at portraiture in Arles. Two days into his campaign, he announced to his brother Theo: “I have a model at last—a Zouave—a boy with a small face, a bull neck, and the eye of the tiger.” The present work served as a color study for his bust-length portrait of the dashing young soldier. In the oil painting, Van Gogh heightened the “savage combination of incongruous tones,” fleshed out the character’s likeness, and placed him in a convincing setting.

The_Zouave_62.151

Our Inspiration:The Zouave

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
Reed pen and brown ink, wax crayon, and watercolor,
over graphite on wove paper; 12 3/8 x 9 5/16 in., 1888
Gift of Emanie Philips, 1962   62.151

During a spell of torrential rain that interrupted his harvest series, Van Gogh made his first real effort at portraiture in Arles. Two days into his campaign, he announced to his brother Theo: “I have a model at last—a Zouave—a boy with a small face, a bull neck, and the eye of the tiger.” The present work served as a color study for his bust-length portrait of the dashing young soldier. In the oil painting, Van Gogh heightened the “savage combination of incongruous tones,” fleshed out the character’s likeness, and placed him in a convincing setting.