Vincent van Gogh not only traveled to the South of France in search for warm light and bright colors. He also wanted to organise an exhibition in Marseille showing the world the impressionists and his own generation of post-impressionists.

Today 135 years ago, on 27 February 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles:

"Tersteeg and the London manager would organize the permanent exhibition of the Impressionists in London — you would have the one in Paris and I would start it up in Marseille."

Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet
Le Havre, 1872
Oil on canvas
48 × 63 cm
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

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