The fifth exhibition of the Société des Artistes Indépendants was held in Paris from 3 September to 4 October 1889. Vincent van Gogh sent Starry Night over the Rhône and Irises, two masterpieces that he made in Arles in 1888 en Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in 1889.

Today 133 years ago, on 7 January 1889,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles:

"I just think that we must still keep calm regarding my own painting. If you want some I can certainly send them to you now, but when calm returns to me I hope to do something else. In any case, as regards the Independents, do what seems best to you and what the others will do.”

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1889
Oil on canvas
71 × 93 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

You may also like to read:
Which paintings did Van Gogh show at the Independents exhibition in Paris in 1889?Our hand-painted reproduction of Van Gogh's 'Irises'

Your daily dose of Van Gogh.

<< previous | next >>
      07-01-2022 14:46     Comments ( 0 )
Comments (0)

No comments found.