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]

12 février 2019

Call for investors : opportunity to buy Marcasse; Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine in the Borinage

  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]
01 février 2019

Bernadette Murphy : The true story of Vann Gogh's ear / Van Gogh, l'énigme de l'oreille coupée

  Voici pourquoi le Van Gogh de Tournai ne devrait pas s'appeler "Les Oliviers à Montmajour"              A la demande des amis du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai, une spécialiste de Vincent Van Gogh, Bernadette Murphy, s'est penchée sur l'une des seules oeuvres du peintre Hollandais en Belgique : Oliviers à Montmajour.   Reportage de No Télé : ... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

Sunday, 30 september 2018 - Visites from London and Deinze

    Sunday, 30 eptember 2018   Several Visitors in Vincent's teps today.   Jenny and Steve came from London to travel through The Netherlands and Belgium to discover the places where Vincent used to live and work. Their last stop before returning to London were Mons and the Borinage.          In the afternoon, a group of old school friends from Deinze (near Ghent) did a guided waliking tour in Petit-Wasmes to finish theire weekend in Mons.         ... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2018

Marcasse 2018 activities programme @ Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine

            GB    « Marcasse et sa mémoire » Sentier de Saint-Ghislain 7 7340 Colfontaine     Presentation   The Marcasse colliery is Located near Mons (Belgium), a stone's throw from the E19 motorway from Brussels to Paris. 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. Here's what tells Vincent Van Gogh, former evangelist among... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

2018-01-03 - Old mine building in Wasmes demolished by storm

    Charbonnage "Les Vanneaux" Rue du Pont d'Arcole Wasmes (Colfontaine)     Intérieur du bâtiment avant l'effondrement du toit / Interior before  collapse of the roof         Sud Presse           Publié le Mercredi 3 Janvier 2018 à 16h30               Wasmes: la toiture du site Bantuelle s'effondre face au vent       ... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2016

Marcasse Masterplan Team preparing the future of the Marcasse coal mine

    Meeting of the Marcasse Masterplan Team at the Grand-Hornu.  10 Octobre 2016     Carmen Azevedo, Paul Berckmans, Paul Boutsen, Monique Vandenberg and Filip Depuydt (behind the camera) are drawing the outline of the future development of the former Marcasse collery.  This place was visited by Vincent Van Gogh in April 1879 and by Vincente Minelli and Kirk Douglas (Lust for Life) in September 1953.     Marcasse     Paul, Carmen, Monique and Paul "in action"   ... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

03-10-2016 : Visit of Van Gogh Europe

    03-10-2016 Visit Van Gogh Europe             Réunion Van Gogh Europe à Mons et tour dans le Borinage vers Cuesmes, Wasmes et Marcasse. Van Gogh Europe meeting in Mons and Borinage tour to Cuesmes, Wasmes and Marcasse.   Delegations from Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo (NL), Van Gogh Brabant (Zundert, Etten-Leur, Nuenen, Breda, Tilburg), Van Gogh Drenthe, Saint-Rémi en Provence, Auvers-sur-Oise...            ... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2016

17-09-2016 : Lerarendag in de Borinage

    Lerarendag au Borinage       Wasmes - Places Saint-Pierres     Samedi 17 septembre 2016 26 enseignants flamands et leurs partenaires découvrent le Grand-Hornu et les traces de Vincent Van Gogh à Petit-Wasmes   Zaterdag 17 september 2016 26 Vlaamse leraren en hun partners ontdekken de Grand-Hornu en het spoor van Vincent Van Gogh in Petit-Wasmes   Saturday, September 17th, 2016 26 flemish teachers and their partners discover the Grand-Hornu and Vincent Van Gogh traces... [Lire la suite]