Vincent Van Gogh painted "The Yellow House" in 1888. It is a very significant painting primarily because it is of the apartment he rented out. Because Van Gogh suffered from various mental disorders he relied on his brothers support. The same year Van Gogh painted this scene Paul Gauguin also stayed for a 9 week period. Many parts of Van Gogh's life are included in this painting such as the restaurant were he dined is painted in pink to the left edge of the painting. As indicated in a letter to Theo, the Night Cafe which he painted previously to this is located next to the restaurant.