When was the seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer made?
Did Van Gogh paint the ocean?
We can tell that Van Gogh painted this view of the sea from the beach, as grains of sand have been found in the paint layers. It was done at the fishing village of Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, during a trip he took from Arles in the south of France.
Why is Vincent van Gogh famous?
Vincent van Gogh is remembered for both the striking colour, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms of his art and for the turmoil of his personal life. In part because of his extensive published letters, van Gogh has been mythologized in the popular imagination as the quintessential tortured artist.