Montmajour, Vincent Van Gogh Year 1888
Technique Ink and chalk on paper/Black chalk, brown and black ink
A southern landscape rendered in brown ink, and accentuated here and there with black chalk. The Montmajour cloister at Arles, from which the title comes, can be seen to the left. However, the most striking element in the drawing is the central mass of rocks jutting out above the horizon. To the right, the eye wanders into the distance, over farm land with a single bush. Vincent van Gogh produced this rather large drawing around 1888, while living in Arles. He signed the work below right, with his usual signature: 'Vincent'.