23 décembre 2016

Masterplan for Marcasse; Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine in the Borinage

  Plan realized by Monique Van den Berg (Rotterdam - NL) Le Borinage 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... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2015

Presse review : appel au crowdfunding pour Marcasse

  Van Gogh Europe   Crowdfunding campaign for reconversion of the old Marcasse colliery 4 November 2015 The Marcasse colliery is located near Mons (Belgium). It is one of the oldest mining sites in the Borinage first industrialized coal region in Europe. Overtime, the mining company has experienced a rather turbulent history. During his stay of almost two years in the Borinage (1878–1880), Vincent van Gogh went down in the mine in April 1879 while Evangelist in the Borinage. He wrote in a letter to his brother Theo... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2013

Van Gogh inspired artistic expressions gallery

   Quelques représentations artistiques inspirées sur Van Gogh   Some Van Gogh inspired artistic representations   Enkele Van Gogh geïnspireerde kunstzinnige expressies       Monique Van den Berg - Rotterdam (Nederland) - 2011         Serge Ottaviani - Aniche (France) - 2013         Ruth Robson-King - Leeds (United KIngdom) - 1967 (at the age of 7 years)       Starry Night in balloons! Rupert Appleyard (goes by... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2012

La Province - 12 juin 2012 - Architecte hollandaise "Amoureuse de Marcasse"

  La Province 12 juin 2012             Monique Van den Berg, Riccardo & Nadine Barberio, Filip Depuydt   Riccardo, Monique, Nadine et Filip                                           MMonique Van den Berg, Article et photos par Pascal Tierce