Vincent Van Gogh : Gachet Marguerite's portrait
It took Vincent two
days to achieve Marguerite Gachets portrait: I painted this
character with pleasure but its difficult
was it difficult?
It took Vincent two days to achieve Marguerite Gachets portrait: I painted this character with pleasure but its difficult Why was it difficult?
What happened during the long hours, for two days running, while he was painting her at her piano? Was Marguerite respondent to Vincents interest? Was Vincent in love with her?
He linked three canvas to that painting in the letters to Theo: a Great Landscape, Puvis de Chavannes Rebirth (watching it, youre almost witnessing a rebirth, complete and benevolent, of all the things we believed in or desired ) and the Motherly Education by Delacroix
Fields full of flowers, a rebirth, a motherly education wasnt it a favourable setting to sweet feelings and blooming love?
Did Gachet feel Vincent was after his daughter? Was it the reason why he didnt want to see him again?
Marguerite never said anything about it. Did she feel guilty? After the suicide, silence was the only answer