Recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous bedroom.
In a little house right opposite the Roman Arena in Arles, and only a few steps away from where the famous “Maison Jaune” – the yellow-fronted house where Vincent Van Gogh lived whilst in Arles once stood, is a wonderful recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles.
This is where he painted many remarkable pictures and where he produced a painting of the actual room in October 1888.
The painting “Vincent’s Bedroom In Arles” is one of his most popular and one of his own personal favourites.
We know a great deal about this painting and the artist’s own feelings as he was so pleased with it he described it in great length to his family in 13 letters.
In a letter to his brother Theo he wrote “……simply my bedroom, only here colour is to do everything, and giving by it’s simplification a grander style to things, is to be suggestive of rest, or of sleep in general. In a word, looking at the picture ought to rest the brain, or rather the imagination.”
Van Gogh actually produced 5 versions, 3 oil paintings and two sketches, the first of the oils is considered to be the most accomplished with it’s vivid colours and elaborate technique.It currently hangs in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Yellow was Van Gogh’s favourite colour throughout his Arles and Saint-Remy period.
He described the colour of his bed as the yellow of butter.
The recreation of Van Gogh’s bedroom was a painstaking attempt to recreate the exact setting and particular atmosphere of the room. Every little detail has been carefully reproduced.
The whole idea is to recreate the feeling and to fuel the emotion and they have succeeded beyond that, it is an absolutely unique and never forgotten experience to be in Vincent’s Bedroom In Arles.
Featured in Nirvana group, RedBubble, May 2009