Houses at Auvers, 1887
Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch, 1853-1890)
Oil on canvas, 75.6 x 61.9 cm (29 3/4 x 24 3/8 in.)
Bequest of John T. Spaulding 1948, Boston Museum of Fine Arts #48.549
(From info card)
"In May 1890, Van Gogh moved from the south of France to Auvers, northwest of Paris. There he painted many of his finest pictures in a fever of activity before his suicide in July. This painting shows the village landscape in early summer. This painting shows the village landscape in early summer. The view from above creates a flattened geometric pattern, in which the tiled and thatched roofs of the houses form a radiant patchwork of color."