Vincent van Gogh traveled to the South of France to find warm light and bright colors. And he certainly found what he was looking for in Arles. There was a major exhibition in Paris coming up, but he didn’t care so much which earlier work to show. He expected to make interesting paintings in Arles. And he was right! Two weeks after his arrival:

Today 134 years ago, on or about 2 March 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo van Gogh from Arles:

"About the Independents’ exhibition, do whatever you see fit. What would you say to showing the two large landscapes of the Butte Montmartre there? It’s all much the same to me, I’m inclined to place slightly more hopes in this year’s work."

Vegetable gardens in Montmartre
Paris, 1887
Oil on canvas
96 x 120 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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