64 days in heaven and hell (36) Colours Quoting Van Gogh from his letter of 5 June 1888 to his brother:
“What Pissarro says is true — the effects colours produce through their harmonies or discords should be boldly exaggerated. It’s the same as in drawing — the precise drawing, the right colour — is not perhaps the essential element we should look for — because the reflection of reality in the mirror, if it was possible to fix it with colour and everything — would in no way be a painting, any more than a photograph.”
Quod erat demonstrandum.
Vincent Van Gogh, Rue à Saintes-Maries (Street in Saintes-Maries)
- June 1888. Oil on canvas, 36,5 x 44 cm. Private collection (F0420, JH1462) -
C.15 July 1888. Reed pen, quill, and ink over chalk on wove paper, 24,3 x 31,7 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York