Gauguin's Chair by Vincent van Gogh
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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