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Day 10, November 1 - The first true product of the ‘Studio of the South’
The autumn had been pleasant until then, when a violent storm broke during the night. It would rain abundantly for two days.
Van Gogh and Gauguin retreated to their small studio and worked at gaslight. at the paintings that they had started at ‘Les Alyscamps’.
This is one of them. And a very special one indeed. It is perhaps the first true product of the interaction in the ‘Studio of the South’.
Van Gogh had crawled on the dike alongside the ‘Allée des Tombeaux’ to paint the scene from a new perspective. All of a sudden, he applied the ‘cloisonnist’ principles that he had discussed so frequently with his friend Bernard and with Gauguin.
Vincent Van Gogh, Les Alyscamps - Falling Leaves, c. November 1, 1888. Oil on burlap, 73 x 92 cm. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands (F 486, JH 1620)