54 Rue Lepic


11″ x 14″ mixed media on canvas, framed in white and black.


In the busyness of the western culture, doors are often overlooked as a practical necessity of security and privacy. However, even the most basic of doors can be deceiving of who is behind them.

Who do you think lived here?

Vincent Vangogh spent a couple of years in Paris between 1886 and 1888. This door is at 54 Rue Lepic in the Montmartre district where he had his own studio and a panoramic view of the city.
These years contributed to his impressionist studies and this painting reflects the colours of the floral hues of blues and yellows that were typical for him at that time.
I painted this primarily in oil pastel, and notice the irises outside his front door. In Paris, I got to visit Musee D’Orsay where there are 25 paintings in the collection by this Dutch painter.


Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 30 × 23 × 5 cm