Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Van Gogh & His Friend–A Home in the Country

Armand Guillaumin, Epinay-sur-Orge, 1885, oil on canvas, location unknown

How do two artists interpret a similar subject–in this case the houses and cottages of the 19th century countryside? You might want to compare the approaches of French artist Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) and iconic master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), who were friends as well as colleagues.

Vincent van Gogh, Houses at Auvers, 1890, oil on canvas, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

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