Minatori nella neve: inverno

van Gogh, Minatori nella neve: inverno | Mijnwerkers in de sneeuw: winter | Mineurs dans la neige: hiver | Miners in the snow: winter
Autore: 
Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890)
Titolo: 
Minatori nella neve: inverno
Altri titoli: 
Mijnwerkers in de sneeuw: winter
Mineurs dans la neige: hiver
Miners in the snow: winter
Periodo: 
XIX secolo
Datazione: 
1882
Classificazione: 
Disegno
Tecnica e materiali: 
Acquerello, penna e inchiostro su carta
Dimensioni (altezza x larghezza in centimetri): 
7,2 x 10,9
Annotazioni: 
Firma in basso a sinistra: Vincent
Luogo di conservazione: 
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Nederland
Acquisizione: 
Vincent van Gogh Stichting, 1971
Identificativo: 
271

Nota:

Lo schizzo fu allegato alla lettera [271] scritta all'Aia l'8 ottobre 1882 da Vincent van Gogh a suo fratello Theo:

...

I’m desperately short of money, though. So many things are needed, I still even owe Stam a little.

Imagine, this week to my great surprise I received a package from home — with a winter coat, warm trousers, and a warm lady’s coat. I was very touched.

The churchyard with the wooden crosses is often on my mind, so I may do some studies for it in advance – I would like to do something like that in the snow – a peasant funeral or the like. In short, an effect like the enclosed scratch of miners. Just to complete the seasons, I’m sending a scratch of spring and one of autumn with it, which I thought of while making the first. 

How beautiful it is outdoors — I’m doing my best to capture autumnal effects.

...

Bibliografia:

  • Jacob Baart de la Faille, (1970) [1928] The Works of Vincent van Gogh. His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff, n. 1202.
  • Jan Hulsker (1980), The Complete Van Gogh, Oxford: Phaidon, n. 229.