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Unformatted text preview: In The Hague, Vincent studied with painter and relative Anton Mauve, and continued his rigorous program of drawing workers and the poor, with whom he claimed he felt a spiritual connection. He took in a prostitute named Sien as his model, and while supporting her, her child, and her mother, he began his first figure studies, the most famous of which is Sorrow. Scandalized by his proclaimed love for Sien and his desire to marry her, his family gradually cut off financial support, until Van Gogh was supported only by his devoted younger brother Theo. Theo had become an art dealer with Goupil and he continued to support and represent Vincent financially, commercially, and emotionally until his death. This financial support allowed Vincent to begin experimentation with lithography, printmaking, and oil painting, but by 1883, he could no longer afford city life, and he was...
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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.
- Fall '11