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In early 1880

In early 1880 - In early 1880 Vincent took a pivotal trip...

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Unformatted text preview: In early 1880, Vincent took a pivotal trip to Courierres, during which he did a lot of drawing and walking. He wrote to Theo that he had realized that this was a "molting time" for him, and that "with evangelists it is the same as with artists," implying that art was the door he had finally discovered, at age twenty-seven, to understand his own personal brand of spiritual communion with the world (L 133, July 1880). In October 1880, Vincent suddenly moved to Brussels to study the formal aspects of anatomical and perspective drawing. In Brussels he met a younger Dutch painter named Anton van Rappard and worked in his studio, and they soon became friends. Living in a cheap hotel, money was tight, despite monthly allowances from his father and from Theo. He considered studying at the Belgian Academie des Beaux-Arts, and he even enrolled, but...
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