After a violent quarrel with his parents on Christmas day 1881

After a violent quarrel with his parents on Christmas day 1881

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After a violent quarrel with his parents on Christmas day 1881, van Gogh moved to The  Hague in January 1882. He was able to rent a studio, and he took lessons in drawing  and painting technique with his cousin Anton Mauve, inspiring him to begin painting as  well as drawing, when he could afford it. His subjects were still primarily country people,  the poor, and workers, but his techniques for rendering light effects and shadow  improved dramatically under Mauve's direction and the example of his beloved Millet.  Vincent began to find his own style. Vincent's success led to a small commission from an interested art dealer for some  drawings. In an attempt to find models to make the figure studies that Mauve  recommended, the destitute van Gogh took in a pregnant prostitute named Sien Hoornik  as well as her younger sister and her mother. The most important result of this 
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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After a violent quarrel with his parents on Christmas day 1881

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