A letter written with four hands by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, in which they show their mutual admiration and a shared vision for the renewal future of modern art, has found a taker by Tuesday, auction at the Hotel Drouot in Paris for 210.600 euros.read also : An artist in search of Van Gogh lost his family -
Autograph in ink on graph paper, and that includes both of their signatures, this letter is addressed to their friend the painter Emile Bernard from Arles, 1/2 November 1888, and evokes the ongoing discussions on a "painters ' association". It was estimated at between 180.000 and 250.000 euros. It went under the hammer at the beginning of the session spring sales Collections Aristophil. Both express their belief that art is going through a period hinge to a "renaissance". "Gold, I think certainly the possibility of a huge renaissance in the art, that believe that this new art will have the tropics for homeland, it seems to me that we ourselves do not serve as intermediaries," wrote Van Gogh (1853-1890). "This will not be a next generation who will live in peace," he said in the letter to his "dear buddy Bernard"."A virgin to the instincts of the wild"
"Gauguin," continues the Dutch painter, interests me a lot as a man. It to me has long seemed that in our dirty profession as a painter, we have the greatest need of people with the hands and stomachs of the worker, tastes more natural temperaments more in love and more charitable, that the boulevardier parisian decadent and bust". Gauguin is "a virgin to the instincts of the wild. In Gauguin, blood and sex prevail over ambition", sums up there.
And assign to Emile Bernard that they feel quite happy to go together in some places: "We have made some excursions in the brothels and it is likely that we will eventually go often to work there".
Van Gogh gave the pen on the last page of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), who pushed them away with false modesty the compliments of his friend: "Don't listen to Vincent, he has as you know the admiration and easy indulgence dito". As for "his idea on the future of a new generation in the tropics as a painter," it "seems to me absolutely fair, and I continue to have the intention to return to it." What he will do.
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