It was one of the puzzles that the experts of the painter had never been able to solve. One hundred and thirty years after the death of Vincent Van Gogh, the exact place where the Dutch painter had done his last work has finally been discovered, tells Le Parisien. This picture, titled "Roots," and representative of the roots of trees interlaced, held in suspense the best experts of Van Gogh for several years. The death of the painter in Auvers-sur-Oise is always a mystery. It is ultimately for the containment that Wouter Van der Veen, one of the best specialists in the field, has made the discovery, completely by chance.
" I was blocked for me, like all the French. And I started doing a bit of tidying up. I had scanned a few months earlier, old postcards, dating from the years 1900 to 1910 that has an old lady There. I had one of them on the screen : it represents a cyclist stopped at the edge of a road, which is today the rue Daubigny. My eye was caught suddenly by the first plan, which showed a tree with its roots. And I had suddenly the impression of having already seen this picture... " he said in Paris.
After 130 years of mystery, the place where was painted the last panel of #VanGogh "Roots of trees" comes to be revealed, which tells us a little more about the last hours of the artist in Auvers-sur-Oise���� pic.twitter.com/O9H39GB5uL— Noëmie Roussel (@noemie_roussel) July 28, 2020
The place soon to be revealed to the public
Convinced that his intuition was correct, the specialist went on-site to check his hypothesis. At the same time, he contacted Dominique-Charles Janssens, president of the Institute Van Gogh and patron of the Auberge Ravoux, known as the house where Vincent Van Gogh spent the last days of his life, to inform them of the new.
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" Wouter called me, a little excited. On the spot, it was amazing : nothing had moved, or almost, since the photo. He just had to clear a little to loosen the roots and realize that Wouter was right. It was under our eyes, but no one had ever made the connection... " exclaimed Dominique-Charles Janssens. To validate the hypothesis, Wouter Van der Veen made an appeal to the experts from the Van Gogh museum, who have come to confirm the discovery. The place will soon be accessible to the public and will be officially revealed on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of the Dutch painter.
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