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Paris. Cafés, amis et impressions

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Auvers-sur-Oise, Surroundings of the village

Vincent Van Gogh. 1890


I spent the last months of my life

in the small village of Auvers,
where I produced more than seventy paintings and thirty drawings, inspired by the life and places of the village. Here, I was caught up in a creative frenzy. I painted the village houses, the church and even portraits of some of the inhabitants. I painted Landscape with Stormy Sky, Wheat Field with Crows and Daubigny's Garden. I wrote:
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<<I set to work again, even though the brush almost fell out of my hand. Knowing perfectly well what I wanted, I have still painted three large canvases. They are immense expanses of wheat under tormented skies and I had no difficulty in trying to express my sadness, my extreme loneliness.>>.

Many would have said that I did nothing to alleviate my loneliness, even though I was oppressed by it. And it was true. I never frequented the many painters who stayed in Auvers. The Dutchman Anton Hirschig stayed in the same hotel as me, for example, but I had the impression that they were all frightened of me and my malaise.

I heard Hirschig say that I had an absolutely insane expression, with eyes on fire, that he didn't dare look... My brother and the letters we wrote to each other had become my only company, my only consolation.
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Auvers-sur-Oise, Surroundings of the village

Vincent Van Gogh. 1890

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Gustave Caillebotte. 1888

Yerres, Centre of the village

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