In the spring of 1884

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In the spring of 1884, Vincent made two important changes: he agreed on a contract  consignment arrangement with Theo, wherein he would send Theo his work in  exchange for a monthly stipend, with the understanding that Theo would try to sell the  work for profit; and in May he moved into a studio in the local Catholic presbytery. That  summer both van Rappard and Theo visited him in his new home, and he was  commissioned (for a very low salary) to design murals for the dining room of an amateur  painter named Antoon Hermans–the catch was that Hermans would execute the  painting himself, basing the murals on photographs of Vincent's drawings. Vincent  began teaching students in the fall of 1884, but without pay–he did befriend a student  named Anton Kerssemakers, which helped distract him from an incident involving a  local woman with whom he was intimately involved and who attempted suicide. Vincent spent the beginning of 1885 working on portrait studies of peasants, particularly 
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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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