Van Gogh in Today's Culture

On the Road with Vincent

Langlois Bridge at Arles with Road Alongside the Canal, The - Vincent van GoghI recently came across Vincent has Arrived, a website with a series of posts from the art blog Dali House. While Dali House, named for Salvador Dali, and has a wealth of information surrounding the artist, it is also a great reference for information on lots of other artists including Vincent van Gogh. It was in a post on Dali House where I first read about the website Vincent has Arrived which chronicles the places Van Gogh lived and the things he did in during the last 30 months of his life. It is fascinating to see the satellite images of Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise on this site which highlight some of the places Van Gogh lived and frequented that are still around today. It is interesting to see what has changed in 120 years and even more interesting to see what has not. If you would like more information about some of these places that you can still visit today, the Van Gogh Gallery’s In His Steps section has contact information for many of these famous spots.

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  1. Very interesting… I always wanted to know the places where Van Gogh lived, especially Auvers-sur-Oise. Can you gimme some money to accomplish my trip? 🙂 just kidding…

  2. I am inquiring about a watercolor I have from a garage sale a long time ago. It is of the drawbridge in Arles. With the woman washing. It sounds or looks like on of the first ones he was painting when he wrote his brother Theo. It seems to have erased marks maybe. Done in the bright orange and blue. The back is very worn and taped together brown paper with a green foil type square sticker/label “S. TRACHTENBURG” ? I don’t seem to see any of the prints or reproductions that have the letters in block form on the lower right corner “CVWG” ? and the other corner is signed leponte de ‘L`anglise
    ?a arles
    Vincent

    you can almost see pencil drawing for the drawbridge ropes? but the come down the side of the wall. behind the women. The yellow cart crossing the bridge. Any comments.

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