05 novembre 2019

Vincent Van Gogh au Borinage 2020 : Promenades guidées / Guided walks / Geleide wandelingen

  En route sur la trace de Vincent Van Gogh On the road in Vincent Van Gogh's steps  Op weg in het spoor van Vincent Van Gogh               2020   Vincent Van Gogh @ Petit-Wasmes (ouvert à tout public / open to all public / open voor alle publiek)         Sunday / dimanche / zondag    29/03/2020 - 6 km 26/07/2020 - 12 km 11/10/2020 - 6 km     Participation : 10 € (incl. access Maison Van Gogh & Marcasse,... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

Marcasse : Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine, urgently needs renovation works !

  Plan realized by Monique Van den Berg (Rotterdam - NL) Marcasse and Vincent Van Gogh Letter from Vincent to Theo van Gogh. Petit-Wasmes, between Tuesday, 1and Wednesday, 16 April 1879.Wasmes, April 1879   My dear Theo, I went on a very interesting excursion not long ago; the fact is, I spent 6 hours in a mine.In one of the oldest and most dangerous mines in the area no less, called Marcasse. This minehas a bad name because many die in it, whether going down or coming up, or by suffocationor gas exploding, or... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2019

Vincent Van Gogh beer : "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

      Vincent Van Gogh beer   "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)   Belgian Special Amber Ale (Vol. 9% alcohol )                 Brewed and bottled in Belgium by : Abbaye des Rocs Honnelles (Belgium) Website : https://www.abbayedesrocs.com/la-nuit-etoilee-francais        Reportage Télé MB 18/05/2015   ... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2019

New Van Gogh sculpture by Anthony Padgett in Mons-Borinage

      NEW VAN GOGH SCULPTURE IN MONS-BORINAGE     NOUVELLE SCULPTURE VAN GOGH à MONS-BORINAGE     Inauguration on Friday, May 17, 2019 / Inauguration le vendredi 17 mai 2019     Anthony Padgett and Filip Depuydt uncpacking the bust Anthony Padgett et Filip Depuydt en train de déballer le buste   The great moment / Le grand moment...   The coal finish refers to Vincent's work as a lay preacher in the Borinage coal mining region La finition charbon... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2019

New mural painting in Petit-Wasmes / Nouvelle peinture murale à Petit-Wasmes

  25/06/2019   Van Gogh mural at the Ecole Busiau in Petit-Wasmes / Peinture murale Van Gogh à l'école Busiau de Petit-Wasmes     Wednesday, June 25, 2019 was a very special day for the children of teh Ecole Busiau in Petit-Wasmes.  They recived the visit of Walter Michael DeForest (New-York) on his 79-day tour through Europe in search of Vincent Van Gogh. Walter was accompanied by Liz Cook, Lenny Haydn and Morganico from London.  Liz's car had been especially "Van Gogized" for the occasion by... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2019

When Vincent meets Vincent...

    Vincent meets Vincent in Mons !  Tuesday, 30 July 2019   It was on his 50th birthday that Walter Michael DeForest (New-York) paid a visit to the Van Gogh bust created by Britisch artist Anthony D. Padgett.  Anthony created the sculpture as part of his “One Year With Vincent”  project (2017).  It is part of a series of 7 similar busts Anthony offered to places Vincent Van Gogh used to live and work. The copy he offered to the Mons-Borinage former coal mining region is made of a coal effect... [Lire la suite]