Arts Everyday Living: Vincent Van Gogh—A Double Portrait

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“In the meantime I can tell you that the last two studies are rather funny.  Number 30 canvases, a wooden and straw chair, all yellow on red tiles against a wall (daytime).  Then Gauguin’s armchair, red and green, night effect, on the seat two novels and candle.”* From Van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo, dated November 19, 1888, Arles, France.

First, Vincent’s humble chair,

Vincent Van Gogh, The Yellow Chair, 1888, oil on canvas, Tate Gallery, London

Then Gauguin’s elegant chair,


Vincent Van Gogh, Gauguin's Chair, 1888, oil on canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


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To discover more about the relationship between Van Gogh and Gauguin, see our blog below.

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