In the Café: Agostina Segatori in Le Tambourin by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1888. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 55,5 x 47 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
La Segatori was a former artists’ model, having modelled for Edgar Degas, and was according to Bernard, having an affair with Van Gogh. Certainly, they had a professional relationship, and correspondence between Theo and Van Gogh would also seem to indicate a personal one. She is believed to be the model in this painting and in his Portrait of an Italian Woman, painted the same year. Van Gogh later fell out with La Segatori and is reputed to have removed all his paintings from the cafe, wheeling them away in a handcart. She had a brief relationship with Van Gogh. There is a glass of beer on the table, and Agostina holds a lit cigarette. The saucers under the glass on the table betray the fact that she is on her second beer.
About the Artist: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. His interest in art began at a young age. Constant Cornelis Huijsmans, who had been a successful artist in Paris, taught the students at Tilburg. His philosophy was to reject technique in favour of capturing the impressions of things, particularly nature or common objects. Van Gogh’s profound unhappiness seems to have overshadowed the lessons, which had little effect. In March 1868, he abruptly returned home. He later wrote that his youth was “austere and cold, and sterile”… Read more
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