Friday, December 15, 2017

Vincent & Theo van Gogh

Vincent and Theo van Gogh's graves, Cimetière d'Auvers sur Oise, Chemin des Vallées, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Vincent and Theo van Gogh's graves
Cimetière d'Auvers sur Oise
Chemin des Vallées
Auvers-sur-Oise, July 2005

“Dr. Paul Gachet lived in Auvers-sur-Oise. He was acquainted with the avant-garde artists of the time. Through this connection, Vincent van Gogh moved to Auvers to be treated by him, though he considered the doctor to be in a worse state than himself. Gachet befriended Van Gogh and was the subject of two portraits, one of which, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, was sold at auction for over $80m (£48m) in 1990. Van Gogh died by a gunshot to the chest. The room on the upper floor of the Auberge Ravoux where he died has been preserved, although no furniture remains. Auvers-sur-Oise is the final resting place of both Vincent and his brother Theo van Gogh, who died six months later.” (Auvers-sur-Oise, Wikipedia)

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