Tag Archives: Vincent Van Gogh

What to see in Saint-Rémy

I had heard a lot about market day in Saint-Rémy, so it was high on my list of places to visit while I was in Provence. I traveled there by bus from Avignon, which brought me right into the heart … Continue reading

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Les Bas-bleus

If you’re near New Haven, Connecticut, you might want to check out the Yale University Art Gallery. Recently, we went to an antique market near the university town that rather underwhelmed us. We salvaged the day with a trip to … Continue reading

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L’art, c’est l’homme, ajouté à la nature

If you’re still looking for a pleasant place to spend some time this summer, consider Auvers-sur-Oise, a little village where Vincent Van Gogh lived during the last weeks of his life. A village where he painted a masterpiece each day. … Continue reading

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Insupportable vérités

A new exhibit entitled Van Gogh: le suicide de la société has just opened in Paris at the Musée d’Orsay. It flips the premise that Van Gogh was disturbed, based on the writings of Parisian gallery owner Antonin Artaud. Just … Continue reading

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Escalier d’honneur

The other day, I wrote about a special exhibit at the Frick in New York. There’s another exhibit there at the moment that features a single, very special painting. Vieux Paysan Provençal (Portrait of a Peasant) was painted by Vincent … Continue reading

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