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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from the Yellow House


Gauguin's Chair by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Gauguin's Chair (oil on canvas, 35-3/4x28-1/2 inches) is part of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Vincent van Gogh's Gauguin's Chair (oil on canvas, 35-3/4x28-1/2 inches) is part of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

In Gauguin's Chair, Vincent van Gogh addressed his relationship to Paul Gauguin in a painting featuring a solitary chair. To represent Gauguin, he placed the single armchair in the Yellow House on a carpet and placed two naturalist novels and a burning candle on the upholstered seat. Despite their growing difference, Vincent van Gogh's choice of attri­butes in Gauguin's Chair expressed his enduring admiration, and he wrote to his younger brother Theo, "it does me a tremendous amount of good to have such intelligent company."

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