Vincent in Paris Blog

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Enjoy each slide for a delay of nine seconds on a continuous loop Wheat Field with Crows Wheat Field with Crows The Plain of Auvers with Wheat Field The Plain of Auvers with Wheat Field Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset The White House at Night The White House at Night The Church at Auvers The Church at Auvers Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Figures Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Figures The Evening Walk The Evening Walk Road with Cypress and Star Road with Cypress and Star Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background Blossoming Almond Tree Blossoming Almond Tree Women Picking Olives Women Picking Olives The Road Menders The Road Menders Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun Landscape (wheat field) with Rising Sun Landscape (wheat field) with Rising Sun Pine Trees with Setting Sun Pine Trees with Setting Sun A Pair of Leather Clogs (Wooden Shoes) A Pair of Leather Clogs (Wooden Shoes) Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital Trees in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital The Mulberry Tree The Mulberry Tree The Pieta' after Delacroix - Van Gogh Museum canvas The Pieta' after Delacroix - Van Gogh Museum canvas Wheat Field with Cypresses (National Gallery - London) Wheat Field with Cypresses (National Gallery - London) Wheatfield behind St. Paul's Hospital with Reaper - Green Grey Sky Wheatfield behind St. Paul's Hospital with Reaper - Green Grey Sky Self Portrait - Light Blue Swirl Background...
Artists of the Petit Boulevard

Artists of the Petit Boulevard

Vincent and Theo were both very knowledgeable of the impressionists who had forged a path forward in the 1870s and 1880s and concerned themselves more with how light reflected off of scenes rather than their strict realistic portrayal.  Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and several others were famous enough to be able to sell their works on the grandest boulevards in Paris.  Vincent and Theo sought to create a second tier of allied artists who could not sell their works on the grand boulevards, but were resigned to the smaller, more “petit boulevards” (Boulevard de Clichy) whose storefront displays came at a discount comparably.   Included in this imagined group of painters are a core who met at the Cormon studio in 1886 and others who did not attend Cormon but knew one or more of the painters who did.  Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Emile Bernard and Louis Anquetin were all highly respected by Cormon but after many months or years under a more traditionalist approach, the young and talented artists were looking to do new things.   Bernard knew Gauguin and Paul Signac and all knew Pere Tanguy, the supplier of paint and canvas and displayer of their cutting edge canvases in his store window.  Signac worked closely with the Pissarros and even closer with Seurat, his mentor.  Over absinthe and wine at places like Le Mirliton or the Chat Noir, they shared their views of the new divisionism or pointillism he and Signac were experimenting with and the merits of Cezanne’s latest pieces from Provence.   They met in the cabarets and dance halls...

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