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Fishing boats on the beach at Saintes Maries de la Mer

Location in the artwork: Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

At the end of May 1888, van Gogh left Arles for a week to visit the coastal town of Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. He was
fascinated by the colours of the Mediterranean and by the little green, red, blue boats, so pretty in shape and colour that one thought of flowers. He painted this canvas on his return to his studio in Arles based on studies he had made earlier on location.

Oil on canvas
65.0 x 81.5 cm
Arles 1888
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

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Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries by Vincent van Gogh
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