Cypresses and Two Women

Cypresses and Two Women

"I have a great desire to do more of both the cypresses and the Alpilles, and often going on long walks in all directions I’ve noted many subjects and know good places for when the fine days come. Then, from the point of view of expenditure there would hardly be any advantage in moving I think, and moving makes the success of the work all the more doubtful. I’ve received another very nice letter from Gauguin, a letter thoroughly impregnated with the proximity of the sea, I think he must be doing fine, rather savage things." To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Thursday, 19 December 1889
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Painting Date
15th of February 1890
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http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0147V1962

Not mentioned specifically in any of the letters.

 

“I’d be completely resigned to staying here next year too, because I think the work will get along a little. And through the prolonged stay, I feel the country here differently from the first place encountered – good ideas are now germinating a little and should be allowed to develop. And thus I wouldn’t be so very far removed from the idea of going to look for something in the land of Tartarin. I have a great desire to do more of both the cypresses and the Alpilles, and often going on long walks in all directions I’ve noted many subjects and know good places for when the fine days come. Then, from the point of view of expenditure there would hardly be any advantage in moving I think, and moving makes the success of the work all the more doubtful. I’ve received another very nice letter from Gauguin, a letter thoroughly impregnated with the proximity of the sea, I think he must be doing fine, rather savage things.”

To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Thursday, 19 December 1889

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 42 x 26 cm – Size 6 paysage
Saint-Rémy, France: February, 1890
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 621, JH: 1888

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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