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The Street, the Yellow House

In 1888, Vincent Van Gogh decided to portray his new studio he called the Yellow House in the painting The Street, the Yellow House. When he arrived in Arles, southern France, he lived in an apartment above a brothel. The painter never saw this location as a studio fit to receive other artists, and since he believed the owner was overpricing the rent, he left in search for the perfect location, eventually finding the Yellow House.

This was a difficult time for the modern artist. He wrote in letters to his brother Theo about how he felt weak and ate very little. He had great plans for his Studio of the South – as he called it – but sadly it only lasted two months. The Post-Impressionist wished to join Paul Gauguin and work under his guidance in their new studio, as well as receive other modern artists to work en plein air with them, meaning they worked outside to capture the optical effect of natural light.

The painting The Street, the Yellow House shows the surroundings of where Van Gogh lived. A peaceful street with people walking by and sitting outside, possibly at a bar. The yellow corner building has green windows and two stories. The perspective of the painting was carefully done, but still, portrays the natural freedom of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. The sky’s blue doesn’t vary too much in tonality and is complementary to the orange painted areas of the buildings next to the studio. There is a pink house behind the green, ochre and black trees on the left of the canvas.

One of Van Gogh’s most famous works portrays the inside of the Yellow House and is called The Bedroom. After renting the studio, the artist buys used furniture and mirrors to decorate his new home. During this period, he is supported financially by Theo, in exchange for many paintings. As a gallery owner, his brother encouraged and believed greatly in Van Gogh’s work, knowing people would eventually see his brilliance. Sadly, they did not see this happen during his lifetime, as the artist never sold a painting to someone else other than his brother. As well as painting the outside of the studio building, Van Gogh also painted details of the house, like the chairs – Gauguin’s Chair and Van Gogh’s Chair.

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The Street, the Yellow House Vincent Van Gogh

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