La tombe de Vincent Van Gogh - Auvers-sur-Oise, France
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N 49° 04.516 E 002° 10.736
31U E 440035 N 5436147
Quick Description: [FR] Adossées au mur de l'allée gauche, une tombe au modeste stèle porte simplement : "Ici repose Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)".[EN] A modest gravestone against the wall of the left pathway has a simple epitaph "Here lies Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
Location: France
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 11:32:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM6EJQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
[FR] En mai 1890, l'artiste quitte Saint-Rémy-de-Provence et rejoint son frère Théo à Paris qui l'installe à Auvers-sur-Oise dans la modeste auberge Ravoux où il loue une petite chambre d'une grande sobriété, sous la surveillance du docteur Paul Gachet, ami de Paul Cézanne et des peintres impressionnistes, et lui-même peintre amateur.

En juillet 1890, il pense être une charge pour son frère. Dans une crise de désespoir, il se tire une balle dans la poitrine le 27 juillet 1890 et meurt deux jours plus tard en présence de son frère, Théo venu à son chevet.

Van Gogh est devenu avec le temps probablement le peintre le plus connu dans le monde entier. Mais les raisons de sa notoriété diffèrent selon les publics concernés. Si pour les historiens de l’art, c’est avant tout un précurseur qui a ouvert à la peinture de nouvelles voies, il reste pour les amateurs d'art un maître à l’égal des Léonard de Vinci ou des Rembrandt en dépit d’une production très importante et d’une trajectoire artistique fulgurante en durée et par ses styles. Pour le grand public, son œuvre aujourd'hui universellement accessible dans les plus grands musées, et sa vie digne d’un héros romantique, l’ont transformé en mythe, celui du peintre incompris ou de l'artiste maudit.

[EN] Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art.

In May 1890, Van Gogh left the clinic and went to the physician Dr. Paul Gachet, in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, where he was closer to his brother Theo. Dr. Gachet had been recommended to him by Pissarro, as he had previously treated several artists and was an amateur artist himself.

Van Gogh's depression deepened, and on 27 July 1890, at the age of 37, he walked into the fields and shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He did not realize that his wound was fatal, and returned to the Ravoux Inn, where he died in his bed two days later. Theo hastened to be at his side and reported his last words as "La tristesse durera toujours" (French for "the sadness will last forever"). Vincent was buried at the cemetery of Auvers-sur-Oise.

Theo had contracted syphilis—though this was not admitted by the family for many years—and not long after Vincent's death, was himself admitted to hospital. He was not able to come to terms with the grief of his brother's absence, and died six months later on 25 January at Utrecht. In 1914 Theo's body was exhumed and re-buried beside Vincent.




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Date of birth: 03/30/1853

Date of death: 07/29/1890

Area of notoriety: Art

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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