February 8, 2023

FEB 8, painterly poetry: Auvers-sur-Oise

Authors' Note: 

Oise: a tributary of the Seine River, just north of Paris

Auvers-sur-Oise (oh-vayr-syoor-WAHS): village on the river Oise, in which a number of prominent 19th and 20th century painters lived

Vincent Van Gogh moved from St-Remy in the south of France to Auvers-sur-Oise to be closer to Paris and his art-dealer brother Theo. The move brought the possibility of supervision by Doctor Gachet, a friend of Cezanne and other impressionist painters. Appearing to be convalescing from his mental illness, Vincent spent 70 productive days there before his unexpected suicide. He is buried in a cemetery in the village beside his brother Theo, who died 6 months later.

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