Paul Gauguin lived with Vincent van Gogh in The Yellow House in Arles from 23 October to 25 December 1888 in what they called ‘The Studio of the South’.

Today 133 years ago, on 8 September 1888,

Paul Gauguin wrote from Pont-Aven:

"My dear Vincent,

...Yes, you’re right to wish for painting with a coloration suggesting poetic ideas, and in that sense I’m in agreement with you, with one difference. I don’t know any poetic ideas, it’s probably a sense that I lack. I find EVERYTHING poetic, and it’s in the corners of my heart which are sometimes mysterious that I catch a glimpse of poetry.”

Vincent van Gogh Painting Sunflowers (by Paul Gauguin)
Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas
73 cm x 91 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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