paintings of famous European painter Vincent Willem van Gogh

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Famous Paintings Of Van Gogh


Van Gogh never got as much recognition in his life as after his death. He was a post-impressionist influential and artist who left a deep impression on the hearts of people with his art.


Van Gogh painted more than 2,100 paintings in just ten years. Out of which 860 were oil paintings. Most of the paintings of his life were made in his last two years only.





His Paintings are Listed Below:




  1. Sunflowers (F.458), repetition of the 4th version (yellow background), August 1889.Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam



Sunflowers By Van gogh





2. Wheatfield with Crows, 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


An expansive painting of a wheatfield, with a footpath going through the centre underneath dark and forbidding skies, through which a flock of black crows fly.




Wheatfield with Crows, 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Wheatfield with Crows




3. The Potato Eaters, 1885. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


A group of five sit around a small wooden table with a large platter of food, while one person pours drinks from a kettle in a dark room with an overhead lantern.



The Potato Eaters, 1885. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Potato Eaters, 1885




4. Worn Out, pencil on watercolour paper, 1882. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam



A drawing of an old man who sits on a chair with his head in his hands

Worn Out, pencil on watercolour paper
Worn Out, pencil on watercolour paper




5. Still Life with Open Bible, Extinguished Candle and Novel also Still Life with Bible, 1885. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


An image of a large opened bible on a table top



Still Life with Open Bible, Extinguished Candle and Novel also Still Life with Bible, 1885. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Still Life with Open Bible





6. Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, 1885–86. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A skull smoking a cigarette


Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette
Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette






7. Peasant Woman Digging, or Woman with a Spade, Seen from Behind, 1885. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Peasant Woman Digging, or Woman with a Spade
Peasant Woman Digging, or Woman with a Spade





8. Le Moulin de Blute-Fin (1886) from the Le Moulin de la Galette and Montmartre series’. Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo (F273)

Le Moulin de Blute-Fin_Van Gogh
Le Moulin de Blute-Fin_Van Gogh



9. Courtesan (after Eisen), 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A Japanese woman looks to the left in a Ukiyo-e style painting
A Japanese woman looks to the left in a Ukiyo-e style painting











10. Portrait of Pere Tanguy, 1887. Musee Rodin, Paris

A bearded old man sits gazing directly at the viewer



Portrait of Père Tanguy, 1887











11. Still Life with Glass of Absinthe and a Carafe, 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


A glass and bottle on a cafe table

Still Life with Glass of Absinthe and a Carafe
Still Life with Glass of Absinthe and a Carafe









12. The Yellow House, alternatively named The Street, is an 1888 oil painting by the 19th-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.


The Yellow House,19th-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
A large house under a blue sky









13. The Sower with Setting Sun, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Sower with Setting Sun, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
A man sowing seeds in front of a giant sun going down near a large tree









14. Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries, June 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries_Van Gogh
On the edge of the sea four boats on the water in the distance; closer, four boats are on the dry sand on the beach





15. Bedroom in Arles, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A small room with paintings on the wall, two chairs, a single bed and a table












16. The Old Mill, 1888. Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

A large building under a clear sky with a landscape in the background and two people in the near distance








17. Ploughman in the Fields near Arles (1888), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Van Gogh never ceased drawing during any period in his artistic life.













18. The Night Cafe, 1888. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

A billiard table in the centre of a room of a café surrounded by tables. Patrons are seated at several tables, and a man dressed in white stands behind the billiard table.










19. The Red Vineyard, November 1888. Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Sold to Anna Boch, 1890


A vineyard with many people working picking fruit, while a very large and bright sun shines in the sky.







20. Van Gogh’s Chair, 1888. National Gallery, London


A single, simple, yellow, wooden and straw, armless, empty chair, with a pipe and tobacco on the seat, in an empty room with tiles on the floor.







21. Paul Gauguin’s Armchair, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


An armchair with a cushion seat; there are two books and a lit candle on the seat. A lit lamp is on the wall.











22. Portrait of Félix Rey, January 1889, Pushkin Museum; note written by Dr Rey for novelist Irving Stone with sketches of the damage to van Gogh’s ear












23. Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe, 1889, private collection



A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the right; he is smoking a pipe, wearing a winter hat. His ear is bandaged and he has no beard.









24.The Courtyard of the Hospital at Arles, 1889, Oskar Reinhart Collection “Am Römerholz”, Winterthur, Switzerland



A courtyard garden of a large building with tree and fountain.










25. Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the right; he is wearing a winter hat, his ear is bandaged and he has no beard.








26. Ward in the Hospital in Arles, 1889, Oskar Reinhart Collection “Am Römerholz”, Winterthur, Switzerland



A large room of a large building with hospital beds and several people gathered around a wood-burning stove; nuns and others are in the background.








27. The Starry Night, June 1889. Museum of Modern Art, New York



A landscape in which the starry night sky takes up two-thirds of the picture. In the left foreground a dark pointed cypress tree extends from the bottom to the top of the picture. To the left, village houses and a church with a tall steeple are clustered at the foot of a mountain range. The sky is deep blue. In the upper right is a yellow crescent moon surrounded by a halo of light. There are many bright stars large and small, each surrounded by swirling halos. Across the centre of the sky the Milky Way is represented as a double swirling vortex.










28. Prisoners’ Round (after Gustave Doré), 1890. Pushkin Museum, Moscow


In an indoor prison yard a large group of men walk in a circle, one behind the other. The face of the prisoner in the centre of the painting and looking toward the viewer looks like Van Gogh.









29.The Sower, (after Jean-François Millet), 1888. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo


A man is scattering seeds in a ploughed field. The figure is represented as small, and is set in the upper right and walking out of the picture. He carries a bag of seed over one shoulder. The ploughed soil is grey, and behind it rises a standing crop, and in the left distance, a farmhouse. In the centre of the horizon is a giant yellow rising sun with emanating yellow rays. A path leads into the picture, and birds are swooping down.












30. Two Peasant Women Digging in a Snow-Covered Field at Sunset, (after Jean-François Millet), 1890. Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich, Switzerland



Two women are digging in a snowy field, covered in white, houses off in the distance, while the sun rises.









31.Sorrowing Old Man (‘At Eternity’s Gate’), 1890. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo



A painting of an old man who sits on a chair with his head in his hands.








32. White House at Night, 1890. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, painted six weeks before the artist’s death














33. Tree Roots, July 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam









34.The Church at Auvers, 1890. Musée d’Orsay, Paris














35.Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888. Musée d’Orsay, Paris


A view of a dark starry night with bright stars shining over the River Rhone. Across the river distant buildings with bright lights shining are reflected into the dark waters of the Rhone.








36. Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, 1889. Museum of Modern Art, New York


A squarish painting of green winding olive trees; with rolling blue hills in the background and white clouds in the blue sky above.










37. Memory of the Garden at Etten, 1888. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg



A squarish painting of a closeup of two women with one holding an umbrella while the other woman holds flowers. Behind them is a young woman who is picking flowers in a large bed of wildflowers. They appear to be walking through a garden on a winding path at the edge of a river.









38. L’Arlesienne: Madame Ginoux with Books, November 1888. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


A well-dressed woman sits facing to her right (the viewer's left). She has two books on her lap, and is dressed in dark clothes vividly contrasted against a yellow background.







39. Portrait of Artist’s Mother, October 1888, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California


A closeup portrait of an elderly well-dressed woman sits facing to her left (the viewer's right). She has a pleasant smile and she is dressed in a dark top and she is wearing a hat, in front of a vivid green background.












40. Eugene Boch, (The Poet Against a Starry Sky), 1888, Musée d’Orsay, Paris



A closeup portrait of an intense young man well-dressed with suit and tie, facing to his right (the viewer's left), he has a moustache and goatee and he is standing in front of a starry sky in the background.







41. Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin (1841–1903) early August 1888, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston










A portrait of a middle aged man with a moustache and beard seated on a chair facing to his left (the viewer's right). He has a thoughtful look on his face and his hands are free while his left arm rests on a table, he is wearing a dark blue uniform and cap, in front of a pale blue background.






42. Self-Portrait, 1887, Art Institute of Chicago

Self-Portrait, 1887, Art Institute of Chicago
Self-Portrait, 1887, Art Institute of Chicago








43. La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin) 1889, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



An elderly well-dressed woman sits facing to her right (the viewer's left). She has her hands clasped together on her lap, and she is dressed in a dark top and green dress in front of a vivid flower wallpaper background.










44. Self-Portrait, September 1889. Musée d’Orsay, Paris


A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the left, with an extreme intense, intent look, and a red beard.









45. Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, Winter 1887–88. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam



A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the left, with a relaxed but intent look, a red beard and wearing a grey hat.











46. Self-Portrait with Straw Hat, Paris, Winter 1887–88. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the left, with a relaxed look, a red beard and wearing a straw hat.








47. Self-Portrait, 1889. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. His Saint-Rémy self-portraits show his side with the unmutilated ear, as he saw himself in the mirror



A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the left (good ear) holding a palette with brushes. He is wearing a blue cloak and has yellow hair and beard. The background is a deep violet.







48. Self-Portrait Without Beard, c. September 1889. This painting may have been Van Gogh’s last self-portrait. He gave it to his mother as a birthday gift.


A portrait of Vincent van Gogh from the left (good ear), with no beard.









49. Still Life: Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers, August 1888. National Gallery, London


A ceramic vase with sunflowers on a yellow surface against a bright yellow background.








50. Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, August 1888. Neue Pinakothek, Munich



A ceramic vase with sunflowers on a yellow surface against a pale blue background.












51. Irises, 1889. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


Irises growing in a garden. There is bare soil visible and orange flowers in the background.









52. Almond Blossom, 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam



Pale pink blossoms on the branches of a tree against a pale blue sky.











53. Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background, May 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


Iris flowers and some green leaves in a yellow vase.












54. Still Life: Pink Roses in a Vase, May 1890, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



Pale pink roses in a green vase, against a pale green background.












55. Road with Cypress and Star, May 1890, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo


A painting of a large cypress tree, on the side of a road, with two people walking, a wagon and horse behind them, and a green house in the background, under an intense starry sky.











56. Cypresses in Starry Night, a reed pen drawing executed by Van Gogh after the painting in 1889.



A drawing of a landscape in which the starry night sky takes up two-thirds of the picture. In the left foreground a cypress tree extends from the bottom to the top of the picture. To the left, village houses and a church with a tall steeple are clustered at the foot of a mountain range. In the upper right is a crescent moon surrounded by a halo of light. There are many bright stars large and small, each surrounded by swirling halos. Across the centre of the sky the Milky Way is represented as a double swirling vortex











57. Cypresses and Two Women, 1890. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands



A painting of a large group of cypress trees, beside which two young women are walking, a large house in the background, under a cloudy blue sky.










58. Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



A painting of two large cypress trees under a bright afternoon sky, next to a wheat field in a landscape of hills, bushes, flowers and trees










59. Cypresses, 1889. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A painting of two large cypress trees, under a late afternoon sky, with a crescent moon










60.Pink Peach Tree in Blossom (Reminiscence of Mauve), watercolour, March 1888. Kröller-Müller Museum 





A watercolour of two pink peach trees in a blossoming orchard of trees near a wooden fence under a bright blue sky










61. The Pink Orchard also Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees, March 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam





A painting of a blossoming orchard of trees under a bright blue sky.









62. Orchard in Blossom, Bordered by Cypresses, April 1888. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands





A painting of a blossoming orchard of many trees near wooden fences bordered by large cypress trees under a bright blue sky.






63. View of Arles, Flowering Orchards, 1889. Neue Pinakothek, Munich


A close view of three blossoming trees behind which can be seen a large orchard and field in which a man is working, a village filled with buildings and houses in the background, under a bright sky









64. Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An expansive painting of a wheatfield, with green hills through the centre underneath dark and forbidding skies.











65.Enclosed Wheat Field with Rising Sun, May 1889, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands



A bright squarish painting of a wheatfield, a river, houses, mountains and the rising sun.










66.Rain or Enclosed Wheat Field in the Rain, November 1889, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia



A squarish painting of a wheatfield in a dense pouring rain.










67.Wheat Fields, early June 1889. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo


A squarish painting of a darkened wheatfield of stacks, with a river and mountains in the background under a rising full moon.












68.Wheat Field at Auvers with White House, June 1890, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.


A squarish painting of a wheatfield, in the afternoon, with landscape and a white house in the background.












69.Painter on the Road to Tarascon, August 1888 (destroyed by fire in the Second World War)


A man wearing a straw hat, carrying a canvas and paintbox, walking to the left, down a tree-lined, leaf-strewn country road









70.The Langlois Bridge at Arles

Year 1888
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 49.5 cm × 64.5 cm (19.5 in × 25.4 in)
Location Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany (F570)



Langlois Bridge at Arles
Langlois Bridge at Arles







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