20 mai 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 mai 2019

Van Gogh weekend in the Borinage - 27-28/07/2019 : Marcasse aux Chandelles - "Marcasse by Candlight" + "Van Gogh guided walk"

  Marcasse aux Chandelles - Marcasse b Candlelight   Hommage à Vincent Van Gogh - Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh   samedi 27 juillet 2019 - Saturday, July 27, 2019          Programme   20:30 : Doors and bar open Musical animation by Serge Di Luca and his accordeon. Initiation to the folkloristic game "Crossage au Paillet" with Stephen Vincke   21:00 : Outdoor projection of "Loving Vincent" (2017) and illumination of the old mine buildings by 129 candles for the... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2019

27 & 28/04/2019 : A lot of visitors in Wasmes !

  Saturday, 27 April 2019   Two groups from Flanders visit Marcasse to discover the coal mine where Vincent went down 700m under ground.   Picknick at Marcasse     Demo of a typical folk game me in the Borinage : Crossage au Paillet.   The "Paillet" with "coq and poules"     A game to be played with elegance and precision   Find the good swing   The trophy   Is everybody happy ?     Next to the flemishgroups, there were also 2 real Van... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

Vincent Van Gogh au Borinage 2019 : 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               2019   Vincent Van Gogh @ Petit-Wasmes (ouvert à tout public / open to all public / open voor alle publiek)         Sunday / dimanche / zondag 28/07/2019 (09:30 - 16:00); 12 km     Sunday / dimanche / zondag  13/10/2019   (09:30 - 13:00); 6 km   ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

6 April 2019 - Visit to London

  Samedi 6 avril 2019   Sur les traces de Vincent Van Gogh à Londres             Affiche de l'expo "Van Gogh and Britain"   Je n'ai pas fait de photos dans l'exposition, mais étais agréablement surpris d'y retrouver, parmi ses chef-d'oeuvres, le dessin "Mineurs marchant dans la neige" que Vincent a dessiné à Cuesmes en 1880, que voici.   Vincent Van Gogh - Mineurs marchant dens la neige (Cuesmes, 1880) collection Van Gogh Museum   A new friend !!   ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

2 avril 2019 : visite de la Croatie

  Visit from Croatia Tea Gudek Snajdar Culture Tourist .com E: tea@culturetourist.comW: www.culturetourist.com     On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 I had the chance to accompany Tea Gudek Snajdar from Zagrebfor a walk in Vincent's steps in Petit-Wasmes.   She was invited to Mons and the Borinage by Visit Mons : www.visitmons.be. Tea is living in Amsterdam at the moment and she decided to follow the Van Gogh Europe route through The Netherlands, Belgium and France. She started her journey in Amsterdam... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2019

01-04-2019 : BRAKING NEWS - Vincent Van Gogh's bicycle found in the Borinage !

  BRAKING NEWS   Vincent Van Gogh’s bicycle found in the Borinage !!!   It was always assumed that Vincent travelled from Brussels to the Borinage at the end of 1878 by train.  However, during recent renovation works at the Van Gogh House in Petit-Wasmes, where Vincent was hosted by Jean-Baptist Denis and his family, an old 19th century bicycle was found in a corner of the shed. A research team at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam analysed all parts of the bike to found out that it was manufactured by the... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Van Gogh walk in the Borinage

  Saturday / samedi / zaterdag 30-03-2019   29 participants for the 1st Van Gogh guided walk in Petit-Wasmes organised by Borigines at the occasion of Vincent's 166th birthday.. 29 promeneurs à Petit-Wasmes pour célébrer le 166ème anniversaire de Vincent. 29 deelnemers aan de Van Gogh wandeling in Petit-Wasmes ter gelegenheid van de 166e verjaardag van Vincent.   Charbonnage de  Léquipe au complet - Ruelle Baronnette    Sentier du Grisou    Rue A.Pannier     ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

Exhibition - Van Gogh and Britain

    Tate Britain London             The EY Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain                                             This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

2019-03-12 Guided walk with students of VIVES High School in Bruges

  Tuesday, March 12, 2019   A group of 23 future schoolteachers of VIVES Bruges came to celebrate my birthday in Vincent Van Gogh 's steps     Ruelle Baronette     Old tramway     Sentier du Curé       Group photo near Van Gogh House   Sentier de Dour with vue on Marcasse coal mine     Gilets jaunes devant volets jaunes...     With thanks to Stefan and Anne, as well as to Guido, my assistent.  
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