Hypotheses hypotheses: epilepsy, bipolar, porphyria, lead poisoning, syphilis, sunstroke... Meaning? Yellow was his favourite colour. No one asked him for a profile. He didn’t share breakfast with movie stars. Movies? It’s commonplace to say yellow surged after he went south. Twisted sunflowers, frenzied wheatfields, multi-spectacle galaxies. His colleague Gauguin was soft on yellow, fleshing out light. He himself ate paint. His yellow walked into the town square from dark corridors. Men played boule, outside the frame. He never painted group scenes. All his money went on materials. Even January blazed colour. At crunchtime he wasn’t about to dial yellow cabs.