What is the exact location of Van Gogh's 'Tree Roots' in Auvers?

      29-07-2021     Comments (0)

In July 2020 the exact location of Van Gogh's ‘Tree Roots' was discovered in Auvers-sûr-Oise on 46 Rue Daubigny, 95430 Auvers-sur-Oise, France Today 131 years ago, on 29 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh died. His last (unfinished) painting was probably 'Tree Roots’, painted on the day that he got shot / shot himself. Tree Roots 27 July 1890 Oil on canvas 50,3 x 100,1 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Hand-painted reproduction in oil on canvas of Van Gogh's " Tree Roots ". You may also like to read: Did Vincent van Gogh kill himself? Did Van Gogh mean to paint life's struggle?

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What was Van Gogh’s mood a few days before he died?

      23-07-2021     Comments (0)

Vincent van Gogh seems to have been full of energy and devotion. Today 131 years ago, on 23 July 1890,  Vincent wrote to his brother Theo from Auvers-sur-Oise: "I’m applying myself to my canvases with all my attention, I’m trying to do as well as certain painters whom I’ve liked and admired a great deal.” Shortly before he completed ‘Plain near Auvers’. Plain near Auvers Auvers-sür-Oise, July 1890 Oil on canvas 73.5 x 92 cm Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. And only 4 days later Van Gogh got shot / shot himself and died two days later on 29 July 1890. You may also like to read: Did Vincent van Gogh kill himself? Did Van Gogh mean to paint life's struggle? Hand-painted reproduction in oil on canvas of Van Gogh's " Plain...

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How intensely did Vincent van Gogh paint?

      27-06-2021     Comments (0)

Van Gogh worked hard. Very hard. Carrying around his easel, paint and canvas in hot and windy conditions. But also painting itself was hard work. Painting fast with thick brushstrokes naturally came with the intensity of his creative process. Today 133 years ago, on 27 June 1888, Vincent van Gogh wrote to Emile Bernard from Arles: "I’ve sometimes worked excessively fast; is that a fault? I can’t help it. For example I’ve painted a no. 30 canvas — the summer evening — at a single sitting. It’s not possible to rework it; to destroy it — why, because I deliberately went outside to make it, out in the mistral. Isn’t it rather intensity of thought than calmness of touch that we’re looking for — and in the given circumstances of impulsive work on the spot and from life,...

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