Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Wednesdays in France

On the streets of Arles - Provence from our 2006 trip.
Wanted to go there because Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived and painted there for nine weeks in 1888.
The "Yellow House" where they lived was just outside of the walls of Arles.
After Gauguin tired of Van Gogh, Vincent moved to Saint Remy de Provence where he painted some of his more recognised work.
The yellow house in Arles
Paul Gauguin self portrait
Vincent Van Gogh self portrait


  1. I am in love!!!!! Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin living together and painting in the one town during 1888 makes the place famous.

    What a shame Van Gogh was so difficult to live with. In the months before Gauguin’s arrival, Van Gogh had so much to say, writing about established a community of artists in the sunny south.

    1. Hels - somewhere around the house is a book I have that is based on those 9 weeks in Arles - if I can find it, you may borrow it.


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