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]
26 juin 2013

Mons 2015: Van Gogh dans le Borinage

  Mons 2015: Van Gogh dans le Borinage Reportage RTBF par Fiona Collienne   Le film de Vicente Minelli sur la vie de Vincent Van Gogh (1955) sortira en version numérisée par "Mons 2015" !   "Mons 2015" will re-edit Vicente Mineli's film "Lust for Life" (1955) in digital version !   Voir le reportage / View report : http://www.rtbf.be/video/detail_mons-2015-van-gogh-dans-le-borinage?id=1834667