Van Gogh Museum‘s Today’s Memory
Vincent van Gogh’s Courtesan (after Eisen)
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#VanGoghFacts Van Gogh framed the Courtisane by painting a pond with waterlilies, bamboo stems, cranes and frogs. These animals have a hidden meaning: grue (crane) and grenouille (frog) were French slang words for a prostitute.