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"Van Gogh's "Church in Auvers"" Musée d'Orsay Tip by mydreamquest

Musée d'Orsay, Paris: 274 reviews and 558 photos

  Van Gogh's "Church in Auvers"/June 1890
by mydreamquest

Although I couldn't get a clear view of this beautiful Van Gogh painting, the lovely woman describing this painting to sight seers was, in herself, a work of art.

This was painted by Van Gogh in June 1890, a month before his death which resulted from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest on July 27, 1890. Van Gogh did not immediately die from this self-inflicted gun shot wound and managed to walk home and didn't even tell anyone what had happened.

In his final two hours, prior to his death, his condition improved, calmed, went worse, and went back and forth until he finally died.

This painting was done in a month where his spirits were good and calm. Van Gogh had moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, just North of Paris, only a month prior to this work. After this painting, he discovered that his brother Theo's condition was horrible due to the financial burdens Van Gogh had place upon him. How ironic is that? Considering that a Van Gogh painting could easily auction for millions of dollars today????

Van Gogh's hypersensitive guilt about the fact he was a financial to his family lead to his mental anguish and suicidal nature.

Van Gogh is my favorite artist. Whenever I see his late works, I become encompassed by the emotional aura of his hues.

Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris
Directions: Near Quai Anatole France.
Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 30, 2004
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