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Description of Vincent Van Gogh's painting Gauguin's Chair (Chair)


One of the most famous artists of the century was born in Holland. Since childhood, he was a quiet and reserved child, and no one could have imagined that Van Gogh would reach heights of life, become famous throughout the world, and the heritage from his paintings would be valued forever. He was driven by an irresistible desire to express his thoughts and assumptions about the meaning of life in paintings.

Throughout his entire life, Van Gogh carried his friendship with the famous French artist Paul Gauguin. When the Frenchman arrived in Arles, in 1888, his friends lived together for two months. A similar interpretation of the chair owner’s unification was in addition to the work “Vincent’s Chair with a pipe”, which was written in the same time period. Through these paintings, the artist wanted to convey the prototype of himself and his friend, the dissimilarity of the two characters, and the chair and chair in the center of the room carried the meaning, as it were, of the center of the universe.

As the Master himself said: "The chair is the most necessary, main and most home-made piece of furniture." Sitting on a chair, all the elements of this subject involve every part of the human body.

The chair, as well as the chair are inanimate objects, and the place of man is a symbol of the living. In the material area, a trace remains of him. The very idea of ​​displaying an “empty place” repeatedly appeared in the artist’s creative fantasies after an illness, when he realized that after death nothing remains of a person.

If in the first picture the artist depicted a chair with an extinguished candle, then here, a chair with a funeral candlestick is sad and lonely.

Two canvases depict the lack of motives of a pronounced life position. After all, his only friend passed away, and with his departure all the dreams and ideas of Van Gogh collapsed. Indeed, in addition to friendship, the artist hoped for a long and fruitful collaboration with Gauguin.





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