20 juin 2015

Wasmes : For sale - A vendre - Te Koop : 50% of "Salon du Bébé"

  Wasmes (Colfontaine)   Half of Vincent Van Gogh's church for sale !!   La moitié du temple de Vincent Van Gogh à vendre !   De halve kerk van Vincent Van Gogh te koop !       Ces deux maisons formaient le Salon du Bébé où Vincent Van Gogh prêcha en 1879       Vincent Van Gogh spent 6 months as an Evangelist in Petit-Wasmes in 1879.  He was preeaching in the "Salon du Bébé" at the Rue du Bois. Half of this former dance salon is for sale now.   ... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2015

The Paris Review - Idle Bird, by Nellie Hermann

      The Paris Review     Idle Bird June 10, 2015 | by Nellie Hermann Van Gogh finds art in the Borinage. Vincent van Gogh, Coalmine in the Borinage, 1879. In October of 1879, Theo van Gogh went to visit his brother, Vincent, in the Borinage coal-mining district of Belgium. Theo was en route to Paris, where he had business to conduct as an art dealer; Vincent was doing self-appointed missionary work. The pair walked along an abandoned quarry that reminded them of a canal they’d... [Lire la suite]