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The Bedroom in Arles is the title given to the series of three similar paintings by the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. However, the painter's title for this series was a shorter and simpler one — The Bedroom.
As the name suggests, the painting depicts a specific room — van Gogh's bedroom at 2 Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (known as the Yellow House). Van Gogh rented four rooms here in 1888.
The Bedroom in Arles is known for its vibrant colors and uncommon perspective. However, research shows that the strongly contrasting colors we see in the painting today result from discoloration over the years. The rules of perspective are not accurately applied throughout the picture, but this was a deliberate effort by van Gogh (he wanted them to resemble a Japanese print).
All authentic versions of Bedroom in Arles are described in van Gogh's letters. They are easily distinguishable from one another by the pictures on the wall to the right.
More interesting facts about Bedroom in Arles:
The first version of this work has remained in the artist's estate. Since 1962, it has been owned by the Vincent van Gogh Foundation (established by Vincent Willem van Gogh, the artist's nephew) and is on permanent loan to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Since 1926, the second version of Bedroom in Arles has been the possession of the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
The third version is on permanent display in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
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