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Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (locations related to his life and work)

Van Gogh in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Vincent van Gogh spent a year at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Although it was a time when he struggled with his mental illness, he created some beautiful paintings inspired by nature in a garden and around the hospital. I’ve spent two days in this French town and looked for some places related to Vincent’s life. Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Van Gogh came to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in May 1889, after living for the last year in Arles. After being treated at the mental hospital there, and after the citizens of Arles signed a petition in which they asked him to leave the…

Van Gogh in Arles (locations related to his life and work)

Van Gogh in Arles

After living in Paris for two years, Vincent van Gogh moved to the very south of France, in his search for the light and the brighter colours. He has spent a year there and that’s where he has found his own unique style. It’s also where some of his most famous paintings were created. There are many locations related to life and work of Van Gogh in Arles, that could still be seen today. I’ve spent two days there and have looked for some of them. Van Gogh in Arles I’ve boarded a train in Paris early in a morning…

Vincent van Gogh in Paris (locations related to his life and work)

Van Gogh in Paris

After the Netherlands and Belgium, my search for places related to life and work of Van Gogh brought me to Paris next. Vincent lived there on a few occasions. But, the most important one was between 1886 and 1888 when he decided to pursue his career as a painter and learn at the art centre of his time. There are many places related to him there, so here is my guide with some of the must-see places related to Van Gogh in Paris. Vincent van Gogh in Paris Vincent wrote in one of his letters: And mind my dear fellow,…

Van Gogh in Belgium (locations related to his life and work)

Vincent van Gogh in Belgium

After painting during the last five years in the Netherlands, Van Gogh moved to Antwerp in 1886. It wasn’t his first time in Belgium. He spent some time in Brussels a few years before. And have also lived for two years preaching among the coal miners in Borinage region between 1878 and 1880. I’ve spent a few days exploring those places, and have created this guide with locations related to life and work of Van Gogh in Belgium, to help you do the same. Following the footsteps of Van Gogh in Belgium During my trip on which I followed the…

Van Gogh in the Netherlands (locations related to his life & work)

Van Gogh in the Netherlands

Although Vincent has spent a lot of time outside his home country, there are many places related to Van Gogh in the Netherlands. He was born there and has spent his childhood years in the south of the country. This is also where he lived during the first half of his painting career. The Netherlands is home to two museums with the most significant collections of his work, as well. I have spent a weekend in Brabant exploring some places related to Van Gogh’s life during my project “Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh“. Here are some places I have…

I’m going to follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

Following the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

I have quite an announcement to make today! I’m going to follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh. It’s a trip I wanted to do for such a long time. And finally, tomorrow, I’m going on a two weeks long trip from Amsterdam all the way to the south of France. I will be looking for places where Vincent lived, worked, or where some of his famous paintings are displayed today. My trip in numbers It’s quite a big trip, but if it were represented in numbers only, it would look like this: Between 2,500 and 3,000 kilometres 14 days…