Van Gogh.

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What was the artist work about?

Portrait of Doctor Gachet: Perhaps one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Impressionism, he was a doctor who specialized in homeopathy, a psychiatrist, an engraver, a Darwinian, a Socialist and a consistently helpful and generous patron and friend to all those artists with whom he came into contact. This is one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings. It's notable for a number of reasons. This painting was painted during Vincent's last few months of his life and the subject has been a great deal of controversy. How competent was Dr. Gachet, actually? What did Vincent mean when he wrote to Theo. "First of all, he is sicker than I am, I think, or shall we say just as much.

Vincent's Bedroom in Arles: This painting was the first of three oils that Van Gogh produced and, some would argue, the best executed.

Here, van Gogh has depicted his bedroom in the Yellow House, furnished with simple pine furniture and his own paintings. Over the bed hang his portraits of the poet Eugène Boch and the soldier Paul-Eugène Milliet.

What purpose/meaning did it serve?

In the Portrait of Doctor Gachet, this paintings meaning is to demonstrate, who Doctor Gachet really was to him. Vincent sets about painting a portrait of his new acquaintance. In Vincent's Bedroom in Arles, he depicts his room with a stark simplicity, using uniform patches of complimentary orange and blue, yellow and violet, red and green. Whereas in Paris his works covered a broad range of subjects and techniques, the Arles paintings are consistent in approach, fusing painterly drawing with intensely saturated color. This painting was used to demonstrate to his brother, Theo a picture of his bedroom in Arles.

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