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La Méridienne, also known as La Sieste, is a painting by Vincent Van Gogh housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
La Méridienne was painted during Van Gogh's stay in Saint-Rémy de Provence, while he was committed to an insane asylum.
Dazzled by the light of the south, Van Gogh made color the focus of his work.
The composition comes from a drawing by Millet for Four Hours of the Day. See more
He sought to obtain the greatest possible intensity of tones and color relationships.
Vincent justifies his approach to his brother Theo: "It is more a question of translating the impressions of chiaroscuro in white and black into another language, the language of colors. Van Gogh copied many works by Millet, whom he considered "a more modern painter than Manet". Van Gogh remained faithful to the original composition even in the details of the still life in the foreground. Nevertheless, he made this resting scene his own, symbolizing Millet's rural France of the 1860s.
About Vincent Van Gogh
On 30 March 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert in North Brabant. From childhood, he showed a moody and restless temperament that, throughout his life, thwarted his plans. Son of a Protestant pastor, he first chose to turn his life towards Protestantism, becoming in turn a preacher in London, a student of theology and an evangelizer among the mining populations of the Borinage. See more
Listening to the latter, he practiced painting, leaving us the first traces of a dark work, marked by the misery of these miners, but to which Van Gogh attached a fervour and an exacerbated exaltation.
In 1886, he moved to Paris and lived with his brother Theo who ran a small gallery of paintings. He quickly got to know the young painters who animated the most innovative artistic movements. Influenced by the work of the Impressionists and Japanese artists, Van Gogh's style began to evolve. The colours became lighter, the brush strokes became more refined by following the shape of the object represented. As early as 1888, he adopted clear and brilliant shades, present in the paintings of his French friends, and left Paris for the south of France.
Under the sun of Provence, he painted landscapes and southern life scenes. The artist, based in Arles, began to use curved, whirling touches and pure colours: yellow, green and blue in particular. This technique, so specific to Van Gogh's work, appears in the famous paintings representing his bedroom (1888) and the Starry Night (1889). Any visible phenomenon, painted or drawn by Van Gogh, seems to have physical and spiritual vitality. In his enthusiasm, he persuaded Paul Gauguin, whom he had met in Paris, to join him.