van Gogh's letters - unabridged and annotated
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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(22 January 1882)
... I am greatly harassed by scarcity of funds. Besides, I still have relatively few drawing materials, or else defective ones. For the present it is sufficient - I have my paintbox and easel and brushes; but, for instance, this week my drawing board warped like a barrel...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(3 June 1882)
... spent less for paint than other artists, I have spent more on making an instrument for studying proportion and perspective, the description of which can be found in a book by Albrecht Dürer, and which the old Dutch masters also used. It makes it...
Lettre de Vincent van Gogh à Theo van Gogh
(c. 14 March 1888)
... Et vraiment c'était bien beau. J'ai fait mes trois dernières études au moyen du cadre perspectif, que tu me connais. J'attache de l'importance à l'emploi du cadre, puisqu'il ne me semble pas improbable que dans un avenir peu éloigné ...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 14 March 1888)
... And it was indeed a fine sight. I made my last three studies with the perspective frame which you know I use. I attach some importance to the use of the frame because it seems not unlikely to me that in the near future many artists will make use of it, just...

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