The Yellow House

In May 1888, Van Gogh rented four rooms on the right side of a house, 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, France. In his painting, The Yellow House, Van Gogh’s living quarters are the ones with the green shutters and his bedroom lay beyond. Van Gogh hoped that at The Yellow House he could create a place to invite friends and establish a “Studio of the South” where like-minded artists could create together. Because of the buttery yellow exterior color of the building, Van Gogh called it, the Yellow House. In 1888, when he painted a portrait of the home he used a palette of yellow and blue, his signature colors …..

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