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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(3 October 1888)
... make an exchange with the four of them. He also says that Laval will come too, and that the other two want to come. I should not ask anything better, but when it is a question of several painters living a community life, I stipulate at the outset that there...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Paul Gauguin
(3 October 1888)
... possible for you to come here soon. I must tell you that even while working I think continually about the plan of setting up a studio in which you and I will be permanent residents, but which both of us want to turn into a shelter and refuge for friends,...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Emile Bernard
(6 October 1888)
... you would paint much better pictures. The idea of turning the painters into a sort of freemasonry does not please me enormously. I profoundly despise regulations, institutions, etc.; in short, what I am looking for is different from dogmas, which, far from...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(7 October 1888)
... the “Poet's Garden.” So then I believe that it is your duty and mine to demand comparative wealth just because we have very great artists to keep alive. But at the moment you are as fortunate, or at least fortunate in the same way, as Sensier...
Letter from Theo van Gogh to Vincent van Gogh
(19 October 1888)
... What can be the cause of that? So Gauguin is going to join you; it will mean a great change in your life. I hope that your project of turning the house into a refuge, where artists will feel at home, will be successful. I'll stop now,...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 22 October 1888)
... did not take advantage of the opportunities. Oh my dear boy, if only I could do something, or if Gauguin and I between us could do such things that Seurat would join hands with us. But in my opinion we must put his big pictures of the “Models” and the ...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Emile Bernard
(c. 2 November 1888)
... a few words what my first impressions are. Moreover, I do not think you will be greatly amazed if I tell you that our discussions tend to treat of the terrible subject of an association of certain painters. This association must or may have, yes or no, a commercial ...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(24 April 1889)
... and its usefulness is certainly questionable. There remains, however, the idea of an association of painters, of lodging them in common, some of them; though we did not succeed, though it is a deplorable and melancholy failure, the idea is still true and reasonable,...

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