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P7060093ac Vincent Van Gogh Thatched Cottages, 1890

P7060093ac Vincent Van Gogh Thatched Cottages, 1890
Wikipedia: Vincent Van Gogh Auvers-sur-Oise
In May 1890, Van Gogh traveled from Saint-Rémy to Paris, where he had a three-day stay with his brother, Theo; Theo's wife Johanna and their new baby Vincent: Van Gogh found that unlike his past experiences in Paris, he was no longer used to the commotion of the city and was too agitated to paint; His brother, Theo and artist Camille Pissarro developed a plan for Van Gogh to go to Auvers-sur-Oise with a letter of introduction for Dr. Paul Gachet, a homeopathic physician and art patron who lived in Auvers; Van Gogh had a room at the inn Auberge Ravoux in Auvers and was under the care and supervision of Dr. Gachet with whom he grew to have a close relationship, "something like another brother."
For a time, Van Gogh seemed to improve; He began to paint at such a steady pace, there was barely space in his room for all the finished paintings; From May until his death on July 29, Van Gogh made about 70 paintings, more than one a day, and many drawings"; Van Gogh painted buildings around the town of Auvers, such as The Church at Auvers, portraits, and the nearby fields; Van Gogh arrived in Auvers in late spring as pea plants and wheat fields on gently sloping hills ripened for harvest; The area bustled as migrant workers from France and Brussels descended on the area for the harvest; Partial to rural life, Van Gogh strongly portrayed the beauty of the Auvers country side; He wrote his brother, "I have one study of old thatched roofs with a field of peas in flower in the foreground and some wheat, the background of hills, a study which I think you will like"; Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage.

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