Van Gogh : Carrel
Arrived in Arles,
he settled in that hotel-restaurant where he soon complained about the
food. He asks for simple things but is turned down. Cooking potatoes
is far from being a difficult task. Hes lent a terrace which
he uses as a workshop. The restaurant owner, arguing that he uses more
room than the other residents,wants to increase the amount of his rent
Around the end of April, he argues with them and refuses to pay the demanded
sum. He wont be able to pick up his things, unless he pays the total
amount of the bill, but he lodges a complaint with the Judge.
Two weeks later, the Judge obtains that 12F be given back to him, and
reproaches the hotelkeeper with refusing to give him back his things.
Back from the Court, the hotelkeeper will apologize to him.
Vincent rents the Yellow House which he will use as a workshop and lives
at the Café de la gare run by the Ginoux family of whom he will
make numerous portraits.
He has his meals at Mme Venissacs and is quite satisfied.