This portrait depicts Marie Ginoux, the proprietress of the Café de la Gare in Arles, France. Van Gogh became acquainted with Madame Ginoux and her husband during his time spent lodging in a room above the café before he moved into the Yellow House.
Vincent van Gogh
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 65 x 54 cm Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubrland -MASP (Sao Paulo, Brazil) MASP.00114 Photo by João Musa
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is considered one of the most influential post-impressionist artists in the history of Western art. During his short yet prolific career he developed a highly personal use of colour and brushwork, directly expressing an emotional response to his subject and his inner world.