The Yellow House
Vincent van Gogh
The Yellow House
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Post-Impressionism, 1853-1890): The Yellow House (La Maison Jaune), Van Gogh's title—The Street (La Rue); 1888. Created in Arles, France. Oil on canvas, 72 x 91.5 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



"... November 1888 at Arles in Provence, where Van Gogh had rented two floors of a private house, 2 Place Lamartine, the subject of the painting La Maison Jaune. The previous week ... Gauguin had arrived to live and paint with Van Gogh for one or two years ... Eight weeks later, on 23 December, the partnership came to a violent end when the pair quarrelled violently ..." (Kim Willsher, guardian.co.uk)

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/nov/23/vincent-van-gogh-paul-gauguin-letter?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038



"This painting, which Van Gogh himself called “La Rue" (“The Street"), once again demonstrates the artist’s interest in everyday life. That the central image is bracketed by a lamppost (left) and a railroad bridge (right) is certainly no accident. For many artists, gaslight and the steam engine – both inventions of the 19th century – were the quintessential symbols of modernity."



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