He went on February 27, 1886, from Antwerp to Paris to live with his brother Theo. They lived on Montmartre, Rue Lepic 54, an artists' quarter. Previously Vincent had known only Dutch painters and the French realists. Now he sees for himself how the Impressionists handle light and color, and treat their original themes from the town and country. For four months Van Gogh studies at the prestigious teaching atelier of Fernand Cormon, and he begins to meet the city's modern artists, including Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard, Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat.
Van Gogh used in 1886 the same painting techniques
as Rembrandt did in The 17-Century. Vincent liked that way of painting very much. There is one exception. Lane at the Jardin du Luxembourg
. This painting is different. More like his paintings in later years.
First you see 3 of the last paintings, Vincent made in Antwerp, then you will find a collection of paintings, drawings, watercolors and letters in coronial order, made in 1886. So you can follow the evolution of his way of painting.
The most paintings are part of a collection in a museum. We have listed all that museums in our Van Gogh Museums