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"Theo van Gogh : art-dealer, collector,
1999-09-29 until 2000-01-09
According to his legend, Vincent van Gogh was a
solitary man. In fact, he had an alter ego in the person of
his brother Theo, with whom he shared his passion for
art and whom he taught the boldest pictorial research.
Had it not been for Vincent, we would have forgotten
Theo van Gogh, an art-dealer in Holland and then in
Paris, where he directed the local branch of the Goupil
establishment. Knowledgeable in the fields of
lanscape-painting and official painters, he developped a
taste for impressionist and post-impressionist paintings,
from Degas, Monet, Renoir, to Toulouse-Lautrec,
Vincent's friend Gauguin , Signac and Seurat. Thus the
two brothers gathered a collection.