On May 1, 1857 Vincent van Gogh’s younger brother Theo was born. Theo was Vincent’s closest confident, best friend and biggest supporter. Although they didn’t live together much during their adult years and didn’t get to see each other very often, they stayed in touch through the hundreds of letters that Vincent wrote.
One of the memories that Van Gogh painted from when he was in Saint Remy was cottages with thatched roofs. He seemed to long for the familiarity of home and wanted to revisit some of his earlier works.
In the spring of 1888, Van Gogh was living in Arles and interested in working outdoors to capture the blossoming orchards. Find out more about how Van Gogh captured these works.