Self-portrait (September 1889) given to Dr Gachet  Credits: Musée d’Orsay, Paris (RMN Grand Palais/Patrice Schmidt)

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise The Final Months

"A new exhibition at Paris’ Orsay Museum that focuses on Van Gogh’s last two months before his death on July 29, 1890, is extraordinary and extraordinarily painful — because this final period in the artist’s life was also one of his most productive. The tragic paradox of the unprecedented assemblage of paintings and drawings is that it shows Van Gogh on fire creatively just as his life was tick-tick-tocking to its fateful end.*"

While visiting France I was able to see this exhibit and it is spectacular! Van Gogh's colors, strokes and energy radiate. From sketches to canvas each pieces is a WOW! Over 75 works all done in 72 days, it is a stunning and beautifully curated collection.

 *A fitting summary by John Leicester from the Associated Press:

photo credit: Self-portrait (September 1889) given to Dr Gachet  Credits: Musée d’Orsay, Paris (RMN Grand Palais/Patrice Schmidt) 

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