A complete piece of this fabric was acquired by Gauguin just after his arrival in Arles, and used by both artists in November and December
Joining him is none other than the man who greatly influenced early 20th-century writers such as Franz Kafka and Hermann Hesse, among others, yet was soon forgotten…the recently rediscovered Swiss author Robert Walser.
We here at Art Twerks thought the pairing of Vincent van Gogh and Robert Walser would be illuminating since both men experienced states of mental instability and depression. Despite or because of this adversity, they each had deep insights about life.
Author Robert Walser left and Painter Vincent van Gogh right Before we begin the discussion, you might be wondering why the image we have on display of Herr mister Walser is in black and while that of Mijnheer mister van Gogh is in color.
In fact, his work contained too much color by most New York City art gallery standards. Our invited guests will be focusing on one of the portraits that Vincent van Gogh painted of a certain Madame Marie Ginoux. More on stockbroker art in another article.
Not until Gauguin showed interest in using Madame Ginoux as a model did van Gogh decide to paint her portrait. Madame Ginoux and her husband, Joseph, are also present and are tending to various customers. I too am delighted to finally speak with someone who shares my passion for depression.
Yes, that and my obsessive fascination with fir trees has always allowed me to enjoy life…when I was alive, that is. But let us not be so formal.
Please call me Robert. Of course, and you may call me Vincent. You know, Robert, revisiting this place brings back fond memories but also some unpleasant ones.
In particular having to deal with that stockbroker, Paul Gauguin.
Kept trying to talk me into investing in one silly company or another — as if I had endless money to throw into that pit. But how could I refuse a roof to an ill man?
I think we were both drunk at the time. And a good one at that!
Mania can have its benefits. How many artists do you know of who can put out as much work as I did in such a short period of time?
At least you had a real passion for your work. I heard one of these so-called artists sold a pickled hog in a glass case for a lot of money to some rather gullible passerby. Or maybe it was a large fish?
A hog, you say.
What charlatan was this? And people actually took it seriously? Scam artists always do, you know. It gets the unsuspecting bystanders to join in on the game.
It sounds as though these people are making an unbelievable wreck of art. And I think an American showman named Barnum once said something about gullible folk.Our invited guests will be focusing on one of the portraits that Vincent van Gogh painted of a certain Madame Marie Ginoux.
At the time van Gogh met her, she and her husband, Joseph-Michel Ginoux, ran the Café de la Gare, in Arles, France. While in Arles, Van Gogh painted two very similar portraits of Marie Ginoux, the proprietress of the Café de la Gare, wearing the regional costume of the legendary dark-haired beauties of Arles.
The first version, which he described in a letter of November as "an Arlésienne knocked off.
Vincent van Gogh paintings by Arles Van Gogh moved to Arles, hoping for refuge at a time when he was ill from drink and suffering from smoker's cough.
He seems to have moved to the town with thoughts of founding a utopian art colony. Home Van Gogh Paintings The Madame Ginoux Portraits by Vincent van Gogh. or Marie Jullian the wife of Joseph-Michel Ginoux, while he took lodging at the café from May to September of before moving into the Yellow House.
In August of , The first version of Van Gogh’s Madame Ginoux portrait. Shop for framed L'Arlesienne: Madame Joseph Michel Ginoux by Vincent Van Gogh.
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