BEL’OCCHIO … the beautiful eye
An artist decorates his bedroom!
“This time it’s just simply my bedroom,
Only here colour is to do everything,
And giving by its simplification a grander style to things,
Is to be suggestive here of rest or of sleep in general.
In a word, to look at the picture ought to rest the brain or rather the imagination.
The walls are pale violet.
The floor is of red tiles.
The wood of the bed and chairs is the yellow of fresh butter,
The sheet and pillows very light lemon-green.
The coverlet scarlet.
The Window Green.
The toilet table orange,
The basin blue.
The doors lilac.
And that is all .
There is nothing in this room with closed shutters.”
(Letter to his brother Theo.)
VINCENT VAN GOGH