This poster from circa 1962 was commissioned by the French Tourism Department to promote la Camargue, which is a natural area located south of the city of Arles, in Provence. The image used for the poster comes from a painting from 1888 by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), “Pont de Langlois”. Van Gogh lived in Arles and dedicated a series of painting ans drawings to the bridge. The Langlois Bridge, in Arles, was destroyed during WWII. A replica of the bridge was made by the Arles tourist board with the name “Pont Van Gogh” in recognition of his works in Arles.
The image shows the Langlois Bridge with women washing clothes, a common activity on the sides of canals. It is painted with the distinctive expressive brushwork of van Gogh. The Dutch artist is one of the most famous and innovative artists in the world. By the time he moved to Arles in 1888, he had already started painting. But it was in Arles where he began working in his first masterpieces, and also a very prolific period: he completed 200 paintings, and more than 100 drawings and watercolors. It was also during his stay in Arles that van Gogh cut off his own ear.
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