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First Steps (after Millet). The painting by Vincent Van Gogh
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First Steps (after Millet)

At the end of 1889, Vincent Van Gogh admitted himself as a voluntary patient in an Asylum in Saint-Rémy. Although to this day no one was able to diagnose the artist's condition, it is known he had a break-down and mutilated himself. Because of this, the artist found it necessary to find help and take better care of his health. During this period, the Post-Impressionist painter spends some time in locked in his room, and after he improved his health a bit, was able to paint outside.

Although these times were particularly hard on the artist, he did not want to stop painting, as he saw it as a healing process. Because of this, he decided to produce paintings based on works of the artists he admired. He would use prints and photographs as references and interpreted these compositions in his way — so, in a sense, they were not copies but a rereading of the work. Van Gogh used artworks by earlier Realist and Romanticist artists, like Honoré Daumier, Eugene Delacroix, Gustav Doré, as well as Asian artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige and Keisai Eisen.

The painting First Step (After Millet) is one of these reproductions made by Van Gogh in 1890 while he was in the asylum, inspired by Jean-François Millet's crayon drawing made in 1858. The artist only had access to this work thanks to his brother Theo that sent him a black and white photograph of it by post — giving his imagination the liberty to interpret the colors as he wished. This theme spoke dearly to Van Gogh, as his brother was recently married and expecting a child. He did not portray children very often in his work but has expressed the joy he felt in doing so, for he saw it as a sign of rebirth and renewal.

Vincent Van Gogh portrayed this typical scene with such warmth and passion. He followed Millet's drawing and composition with precision but incorporated a beautiful and suave color pallet to the canvas. The painting shows a father that stopped his farm work and receives his child's first steps with open arms. His wife holds the child to protect her from falling. The bottom half of the painting is predominantly yellow with specks of green, and the top with green vegetation. Van Gogh uses blue to portray the house and the sky behind the trees, as well as the mother and father's clothing.

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