The famous Dutch artist painted this picture in the fall of 1888, when he lived in the French town of Arles. The plot was based on the real home of the artist and his long-standing dream of a special creative workshop. The building itself, located in the central square of the town, was rather dilapidated, however, in spite of everything, it inspired Van Gogh.
Having rented a dwelling, the artist painted its walls, after which he solemnly called the Yellow House. This color had a special symbolic meaning for the artist, and in addition, was associated with sunlight and summer heat, causing a desire to live and create. For a long time, Van Gogh did not have enough money to buy furniture for a new home, but this fact did not diminish his enthusiasm and hope. In all the paintings of that period, any house was depicted in yellow.
Van Gogh's long-standing and cherished dream was the creation of a union of artists, which he called the "southern workshop." The idea was to create a unique colony of artists, where they could live under one roof, exchange ideas and freely create art. Vag Gogh dreamed that in his Yellow House every item would be special and inspiring.
From November to December 1888, his friend, French artist Paul Gauguin, visited Van Gogh. The paintings created in this house by two poor creators, after their death, were recognized as world masterpieces.
The painting, depicting the Yellow House in Arles, is painted in oil on canvas in the spirit of the post-Impressionist style familiar to Van Goa. The work combines a realistic image with a deep subtext expressing an unchanging, essential state of life. The yellow house has become an inspiration and a special sign for the artist. The picture is filled with bright hopes and inspiration, symbolizing the most important dreams of its creator.
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