Japonaiserie, Bridge in The Rain (1887)
Vincent van Gogh was extremely fascinated by Japanese art and printing techniques. He owned a few woodcut works made by the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Following one of this woodcuts he made the Bridge in the Rain.
Nevertheless, Van Gogh did not copy the work of Hiroshige! Instead he chose to paint a few colours in a bolder and thicker colour so they would strengthen each other. Through this technique the painting comes to life. Van Gogh also changed some colours in comparison to the original for the same reason: complimentary colours strengthen each other. Van Gogh used this technique boldly which resulted in one of the most colourful pieces in art of painting.