It was in Nuenen in 1885 when Vincent van Gogh believed he figured out how combinations of color would help him make beautiful paintings. He had thoroughly studied Eugène Delacroix's color theories.

In history many others have attributed to grasp the effect of colors. Michel Eugène Chevreul, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Pythagoras and Aristoteles indirectly assisted Van Gogh to solve his color puzzle.

136 years ago, on or about 9 November 1885,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Nuenen:

"Well now, never before have I felt such a conviction that I’ll make things that work, that I’ll succeed in calculating my colours such that I have it in my power to create an effect.”

Vincent had sent Theo the paintings The cottage and:

The old church tower at Nuenen (‘The peasants’ churchyard’)
Nuenen, 1885
Oil on canvas
65 x 88 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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