Vincent van Gogh’s paintings changed from dark to colorful in Paris in 1886. At exhibitions Van Gogh admired paintings by impressionists and they had a big influence on his style.

Like the impressionists Van Gogh used bright colors, applied thick paint (impasto) and painted real-life subjects. Yet Van Gogh is regarded a post-impressionist as he:
  • changed natural forms
  • used unnatural colors
  • expressed his emotions instead of creating an impression of a landscape.

Today 181 years ago, on 14 November 1840,

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) was born.

In September or October 1886 Vincent van Gogh wrote to Horace Mann Livens from Paris:

"In Antwerp I did not even know what the Impressionists were, now I have seen them and though not being one of the club, yet I have much admired certain Impressionist pictures – degas, nude figure – Claude Monet, landscape.”

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