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Vincent van Gogh

The Smoker (Le Fumeur), 1888

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About the Artwork

During his stay in Arles, a town in the South of France, Van Gogh often painted the local farm workers, whose simple lifestyle he admired and idealized. Van Gogh captures the humble coat of this man in loose, muddy strokes; ruddy cheeks suggest his work outdoors. A few horizontal dashes indicate puffs of smoke, and thick, unblended marks describe an ear. Despite these moments of near abstraction, Van Gogh maintains an astounding attention to naturalistic detail, working to portray to the way a person really looks and behaves. Note how the man's mouth is slightly clenched to hold the pipe.

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This exclusive Barnes Foundation Custom Print Shop is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Foundation. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.


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