Van Gogh and Pissarro
Vincent really enjoyed
talking about painting with the old white-bearded wiseman, father Pissaro,
guru of young Impressionnists. With him, you could broaden subjects
In Saint Rémy, as soon as July 1889, when Vincent was thinking
of going back home in the North, he thought of Pissaro and asked Theo
to see whether Pissaro wanted to take me at home, to see if
he could make a deal: if theres a way of going and stay with
him. He will get something out of it, if you pay him the same amount than
But Pissaro couldnt greet him. According to Theo, he doesnt
have his word to say at home where his wife is the one who wears the trousers.
But he knows someone in Auvers who is a doctor and who paints in
his spare time. It was Doctor Gachet, to whom he recommended Vincent.