Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), L’église d’Auvers, 1890, oil on canvas, 74 x 94 cm, Musée d’Orsay
Church at Auvers
After his release from the Saint-Paul Asylum near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Vincent Van Gogh settled in Auvers-sur-Oise, a village in the outskirts of Paris. His younger brother Théo, concerned with his health, incited him to see the Doctor Gachet, himself a painter and a friend of numerous artists, who accepted to treat him. During the two months separating his arrival, on May 21, 1890 and his death on July 29, the artist made about seventy paintings, over one per day, not to mention a large number of drawings. This is the only painting representing in full the church in Auvers.
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