DAILY ART FIX: When Paul Gauguin painted his roommate, Vincent Van Gogh

Art world links which caught my eye…

The Painter of Sunflowers, 1888 by Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh were odd couple roommates for a brief but significant period of their lives.

Key quote from the article:

“It was not long after this was painted that Vincent had one of his spells of madness, and the two parted ways never to see each other again. When van Gogh saw the painting, he wrote ‘My face has lit up after all a lot since, but it was indeed me, extremely tired and charged with electricity as I was then.'”

Read the full article here: Gauguin.org – The Painter of Sunflowers, 1888 by Paul Gauguin


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