Included a small sketch of a 30 square canvas - in short the starry sky painted by night, actually under a gas jet. The sky is aquamarine, the water is royal blue, the ground is mauve. The town is blue and purple. The gas is yellow and the reflections are russet gold descending down to green-bronze. On the aquamarine field of the sky the Great Bearis a sparkling green and pink, whose discreet paleness contrasts with the brutal gold of the gas. Two colorful figurines of lovers in the foreground...
To Theo van Gogh. Arles, on or about Saturday, 29 September 1888.
Photography & Intervention
Model: Nohemí Hermosillo @ New Icon Models
Style & Art Direction: Sebastián Magunacelaya
M&H: Gio Rangel
Assist: Yam Bosch
My eyes are still tired, but anyway I had a new idea in mind, and here’s the croquis of it. No. 30 canvas once again.
This time it’s simply my bedroom, but the colour has to do the job here, and through its being simplified by giving a grander style to things, to be suggestive here of rest or of sleep in general. In short, looking at the painting should rest the mind, or rather, the imagination.
The walls are of a pale violet. The floor — is of red tiles.
The bedstead and the chairs are fresh butter yellow.
The sheet and the pillows very bright lemon green.
The blanket scarlet red.
The window green.
The dressing table orange, the basin blue.
The doors lilac.
And that’s all — nothing in this bedroom, with its shutters closed.
To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Tuesday, 16 October 1888.
' ..it does me good to do what's difficult. That doesn't stop me from having a tremendous need for, shall I say the word ---for religion. So I go outside at night to paint the stars."
Van Gogh, the letters to Theo Van Gogh. On or about Saturday, 29 September 1888.