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Art Academy
Paris, France

  • May 30, 1875

On 30 May 1875, soon after the death of the painter Camille Corot (1796–1875), Vincent went to the École Nationale des Beaux Arts to see a retrospective exhibition of Corot’s art. The show featured 226 works; Vincent singled out the painting Christ on the mount of Olives, writing that he was glad Corot had created the work.

Years later, in 1886, when he was an artist living in Antwerp, Vincent contemplated taking drawing lessons at the Paris art academy. Though he did move to the French capital that year, he studied drawing at Fernand Cormon’s studio and never attended the academy.



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