Painted during van Gogh’s stay with the la famille Roulin in Arles, France. "… I have made portraits of a whole family, that of the postman whose head I had done previously—the man, his wife, the baby, the little boy, and the son of sixteen, all characters and very French, though the first has the look of a Russian." (Vincent van Gogh, from a letter to his brother Theo, c. December 4, 1888)Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum. 
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Vincent Willem van Gogh, The Postman Roulin, 1889

Painted during van Gogh’s stay with the la famille Roulin in Arles, France. 
"… I have made portraits of a whole family, that of the postman whose head I had done previously—the man, his wife, the baby, the little boy, and the son of sixteen, all characters and very French, though the first has the look of a Russian." (Vincent van Gogh, from a letter to his brother Theo, c. December 4, 1888)

Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum. 

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Vincent Willem van Gogh, The Postman Roulin, 1889

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Delacroix Moreau Van Gogh Degas

Yesterday’s painters, painting the world: the Masters’ palettes. 

"There are but three fundamental colours – red, yellow, and blue; ‘composites’ are orange, green, and purple. By adding black and some white one gets the endless varieties of greys – red grey, yellow-grey, blue-grey, green-grey, orange-grey, violet-grey. It is impossible to say, for instance, how many green-greys there are; there is an endless variety. But the whole chemistry of colours is not more complicated than those few simple rules. ” ~ Van Gogh, 1882, in a letter to his brother Theo.