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Unformatted text preview: Vincent was a lodger with the Loyer family in Brixton, South London, and his earliest extant drawing is a sketch of his street. His choice of residence turned out to be unfortunate, howeverin the spring of 1874, after a visit home to Brabant, during which he did a little sketching and a lot of reading, he declared his love to his landlady's daughter Eugenie Loyer, a pivotal episode that about which his family knew but about which Vincent himself hardly wrote, like most of his crises. Influenced by his favorite writer, Michelet, and his idea "that a woman is 'a quite different being' than a man" and that "there is much more to love than people generally suppose" (letter twenty, July 1874), he proposed to Eugenie, who was already secretly engaged. Vincent pursued the situation anyway, but was rejected, and this first taste of a long career of romantic...
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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
- Pilgrim's Progress