After the French Revolution1

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By January 1887, Vincent had become closer to Bernard and the rest of the Paris avant- garde through time spent at the art shop of Pere Tanguy, which served as an informal  avant-garde headquarters. He began to concentrate on still-lives (like  A Plate with  Lemons and a Carafe  and the famous  Still Life of Shoes ) and portraits and self-portraits,  which occupied him throughout the rest of his time in Paris. The progression of his style  is extraordinary, from his 1886  Self-Portrait in a Dark Gray Felt Hay  and  Portrait of a  Man with a Skullcap,  through his winter 1886–87  Self-Portrait as an Artist  and  Portrait of  Pere Tanguy,  to his incredible  Woman at a Table in the Cafe du Tambourin,   Self-Portrait  in a Straw Hat,  and  Portrait of Pere Tanguy,  painted in the spring and summer of 1887  and the following winter. His idiosyncratic sense of patterned brushstrokes, thick  textures, vibrant and unnatural, even acidic color, and distorted, flat forms alter "the 
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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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