A letter from two of the most famous artists of the 19th century
A letter from two of the most famous artists of the 19th century - Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin- in which they talk about how they visited French brothels, was bought by the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. The institution acquired a document on the auction for 210k 600 euros.
The letter, previously kept in private collection, was called ′′ exceptional ". Both artists share their experience of joint life in French Arle and with confidence declare that their work will lead the ′′ great Renaissance of art ".
A few weeks after writing this letter Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin quarreled. The first cut off a large part of his left ear, went to the brothel and gave it to Gabriel Berlathe, the farmer's daughter who worked as a maid there. Paul Gauguin suddenly declined plans to spend a year with a Dutch colleague and insisted that his friend went mad.
In a letter dated 1-November 2, 1888, artists tell their friend Emil Bernar about the first week of joint living in Yellow House - motel with detachable rooms. He was perpetuated in Van Gogh's works but demolished after being badly deconstructed in World War II.
′′ And now something you'll be interested in - we've went to the brothel several times, and we'll probably go there more often, ′′ says Van Gogh in the only letter he wrote with his artist friend. - Now Paul Gauguin is working on a canvas in the same night cafe I painted too, but with the figures I saw in the brothels. Judging by everything, this will be a beautiful thing ".
Van Gogh adds that ′′ made two sketches of fallen leaves in the poplar alley and the third alley, absolutely yellow ".