Landscape With Snow | Guggenheim

And here’s the painting the White House wished to borrow, van Gogh’s Paysage enneigé (Landscape with Snow). The yellows are not gold, I assume.

Disillusioned with Parisian artists’ café society and the oppressive gloom of the urban winter, Vincent van Gogh left Paris in mid-February 1888 to find rejuvenation in the healthy atmosphere of sun-drenched Arles. When he stepped off the train in the southern city, however, he was confronted by a snowy landscape, the result of a record cold spell. Undaunted, Van Gogh painted Landscape with Snow around February 24, when the snow had mostly melted, just prior to a new inundation.

Source: Landscape With Snow | Guggenheim

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