Although Vincent had earned the respect of the Paris avant

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Although Vincent had earned the respect of the Paris avant-garde by the time he left,  the pace of city life adversely effected his delicate psychological condition, and he  preferred to work alone in any case. Leaving Paris and the influence of the Impressionist  and neo-Impressionist avant-garde allowed him to develop his own singular style of  heavy, modeled, rhythmic brushwork and distinctive color. He believed "the painter of  the future will be  a colorist such as has never yet existed " [L 482, May 1888]. His mature  style was influenced temporarily by his informal Impressionist apprenticeship, but it was  very different in visual character and emotional intent. In Arles, van Gogh returned to (and refined) his previous favorite subject matter–rural- themed painting after Millet, landscape, and portraiture, escaping the Impressionist 
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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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