Vincent Van Gogh: The Drinkers

The Drinkers: Vincent Van Gogh

The Drinkers is an 1890 Post-Impressionist painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.

Analysis of van Gogh’s The Drinkers.

The Drinkers by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh presents the silent act of drinking itself – perhaps an allusion to the ultimate isolation of alcoholism. The greenish hues, sketchy background, and swelling greyness of the clouds point to a pervasive intoxication.

Van Gogh painted this in 1890 during his time at the Asylum of Saint-Paul in Saint-Rémy and was inspired by a similar work by French artist Honoré Daumier which was painted 29 years earlier in 1861.

Vincent Van Gogh’s The Drinkers is in the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois in the United States.

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