Vincent van Gogh met the young artist Émile Bernard (1868 - 1941) in Paris at age 33. Bernard was only 18 years old at the time and Vincent advised him how to live in order to work successfully..

Today 133 years ago, between 27 September and 1 October 1888,

Van Gogh wrote to Emile Bernard from Arles:

"But in order to do good work you have to eat well, be well housed, have a screw from time to time, smoke your pipe and drink your coffee in peace. I’m not saying that the rest counts for nothing, and leave everyone free to do as he sees fit, but I do say that this system seems preferable to many others to me.”

Photo: Émile Bernard and Vincent van Gogh (his back to the camera) along the Seine in Asnières.

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