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Unformatted text preview: 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 forced to leave Sien and move to the countryside. Staying first in Drenthe and then with his parents in Nuenen, The Netherlands, eventually he moved to the local presbytery, where he concentrated on depictions of peasant life and came into contact with visiting artists, including Van Rappard. Things slowly improved for Vincent's careerhe met and befriended a few fellow artists, received a commission for a domestic mural, briefly took on a few (unpaying) students, and made a consignment arrangement with Theo, wherein he would send all his work to his brother with the understanding that Theo would try to sell it. Theo would pay him modestly for his efforts by continuing to would try to sell it....
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