Friday, December 11, 2015

Joseph Roulin



One of my favorite movies is 'Lust for Life'--a biography of Vincent Van Gogh.



Kirk Douglas is Vincent.








In Arle, Joseph Roulin befriended Vincent, and in the movie at least, helped secure the rental of the yellow house, which he shared for a time with Paul Gauguin, and in which he famously painted his bedroom. 

Relying on his brother Theo for income, Vincent couldn't afford models to paint.  Thankfully, Joseph Roulin was happy to sit for him.  














Vincent painted the entire family.



Wife Augustine




Joseph and Augustine's 17 year old son Armand



Eleven year old Camille



Four month old Marcelle