This painting of Van Gogh was painted in September 1888, he did this painting in bank that was 2 or 3 min walking away from the yellow house on the placa Lamartine which van Gogh was renting at that time. The view of this painting is from the quay at the east part of the Rhone into the river towards the eastern shore.
The night sky and the effects of the lights provide the subject for a lot of his famous paintings for example one we have been talking, Caffe Terrace at night (that was painted the same month), as well the starry night has as well the night sky and the effects of light.
This paint was exhibited 1989 at the anual exhibition of Societe des Artistes Independants at Paris, together with the Irises.
What have I learned?
I have learned a lot of things studying and paining one of his paintings in class but the most important thing that i have learned from Van Gogh is his technique of painting in heavy brush strokes because before studying Van Gogh in class i had never paint like that and now that i know i personally like more painting and using Van Gogh's technique.
I personally have liked a lot studying Van Gogh because i have really liked painting one of his works and i have leaned a lot of new things in class and making this presentation has help as well to discover new things about him and his techniques.