For anyone that knows me, they know that I am a huge van gogh fan. I learned something about van gogh today which was very moving. His variations seem never to be shown together, ever, one beside the other.
Just like all his series: the sunflowers, potato eaters, violets, fields, shoes, etc. all seem to be shown in singles. Single ones, because they are so valuable and are spread everywhere. Like a deck of cards or a calendar, make much more sense when part of a suite or series.
The Mme Roulin, is a perfect example. Each great museum seems to own just one. much of the meaning however seem to be aesthetic beauty from the variations on a theme that he uses.