Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:42 pm
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The Building Painting Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1884 while he was staying in Nuenen. Oil Paintings for sale As such, it is among Van Gogh’s early works. The painting depicts a fairly large congregation gathered outside the church in Nuenen in the late afternoon in the fall of 1884. Famous Paintings The group is standing closely together outside the church, making it harder to make out individuals in the painting. Children PaintingsThe painting is done in the more somber and often earth hues that Characterised Van Gogh’s work in his earlier years. There are no bright or out-of-place colors, as we might have expected in later works. Flower Paintings The light of the afternoon sun reflects off the church, under the blue sky above, thus rendering the spiritual nature of the gathering. The people themselves are not individually important but the church and the sky above is.