The Artist’s Bedroom at Arles by Vincent Van Gogh, 1888.
Description by Vincent in a letter to brother Theo:
“This time it’s just simply my bedroom, only here color 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, looking at the picture ought to rest the brain, or rather the imagination.The walls are pale violet. The ﬂoor is red tiles. The wood of the bed and chairs is the yellow of fresh butter, the sheets and pillows very light greenish citron. The coverlet scarlet. The window green. The toilet table orange, the basin blue. The doors lilac. …The broad lines of the furniture again must express inviolable rest.”