Vincent van Gogh made about 900 paintings and 1100 drawings in 10 years. That is an average of less than 1 art work in 2 days. Especially at the end Van Gogh was able to complete a painting in less than a day. Sometimes he spread the work out over a few days. 'Autumn landscape’ for example took him 4 days.

Today 136 years ago, on or about 6 November 1885,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Nuenen:

"Yesterday evening something happened to me that I’ll tell you as precisely as I can. You know the pollard oaks at the end of the garden at home — I slogged away at them for the 4th time. I’d sat in front of them for three days with a canvas the size of that cottage, say, and the peasant cemetery you have."

Autumn landscape
Nuenen, 1885
Oil on canvas
69 x 87,8 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

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