By the time he had moved to Arles for a period of rehabilitation

By the time he had moved to Arles for a period of rehabilitation

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Unformatted text preview: By the time he had moved to Arles for a period of rehabilitation, Van Gogh had already gained the respect of the Paris avant-garde, but in Arles and later in St. Remy and Auvers, he produced most of the masterpieces for which he is most widely known in what were the two final years of his life. Here, he finally achieved his mature style of distinctive color and heavy, modeled, rhythmic brushwork. The stress and sheer physical and mental exertion of this obsessive output, however, proved too much for his encroaching illnesses, and his condition gradually worsened as his painting became increasingly facile and accomplished. In March, Theo managed to have his brother's work shown at an important exhibition of the Artistes Independents in Paris, which was a heartening sign of real inclusion in the Paris avant-garde. In May, Vincent moved into the "little yellow house" in Arles, where Paris avant-garde....
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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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