Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were roommates, exchanged paintings, painted together, painted each other, wrote each other letters, discussed art and worked together by painting the same topic: Breton Women.

Today 133 years ago, on 26 September 1888,

Paul Gauguin wrote to Vincent van Gogh from Pont-Aven:

"I’ve just done a religious painting, very badly done, but which was interesting to do, and which I like. I wanted to give it to the church at Pont-Aven. They don’t want it, of course. Breton women, grouped together, are praying; costumes very intense black. The yellow-white bonnets very luminous.”

Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard and Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret each painted their version of Breton women.

The painting on this page is Van Gogh’s:

Breton Women and Children
Arles, 1888
Watercolour painting
60 cm x 73.7 cm
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Collezione Grassi, Milano, Italy

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