Auvers-sur-Oise ( French pronunciation: ) is a [o.vɛʁ.syʁ.waz] commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 27.2 km (16.9 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is associated with several famous artists, the most prominent being Vincent van Gogh.
History [ edit ]
During the 19th century, a number of painters lived and worked in Auvers-sur-Oise, including
Paul Cézanne, Charles-François Daubigny, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and, of course, Vincent van Gogh. Daubigny's house is now a museum where one can see paintings by the artist, his family and friends, such as Honoré Daumier, and rooms decorated in period style.
If you walk along the river from Auvers toward Pontoise, you can see a number of views which figured in the paintings of Pissarro.
During the 20th century, artists continued to frequent Auvers, including
Henri Rousseau ( Douanier Rousseau), Otto Freundlich and Pierre Daboval.
On 1 August 1948, 17% of the territory of Auvers-sur-Oise was detached and became the commune of
Population [ edit ]
Historical population of Auvers-sur-Oise
Van Gogh [ edit ]
Paul Gachet lived in Auvers-sur-Oise. He was acquainted with the avant-garde artists of the time. Through this connection, Vincent van Gogh moved to Auvers to be treated by him, though he considered the doctor to be in a worse state than himself. Gachet befriended Van Gogh and was the subject of two portraits, one of which, , was sold at auction for over $80m (£48m) in 1990. Portrait of Dr. Gachet [1 ]
Van Gogh died by a gunshot to the chest. The room on the upper floor of the
Auberge Ravoux where he died has been preserved, although no furniture remains. Auvers-sur-Oise is the final resting place of both Vincent and his brother Theo van Gogh, who died six months later. [1 ]
Daubigny's Garden, possibly Van Gogh's final painting
L’Auberge Ravoux, in Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh spent his final months and where he died. It is now a restaurant.
View from the staircase leading up to Van Gogh's room in L'Auberge Ravoux
Vincent and Theo van Gogh's graves in Auvers-sur-Oise.
In Vincent van Gogh's birthplace Zundert (NL), the street next to the small Protestant church where his father preached, has been renamed "Auvers-sur-oise-straat" (straat(NL)=street(EN)=rue(FR)).
Transport [ edit ]
Auvers-sur-Oise is served by two stations on the
Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line: Chaponval and Auvers-sur-Oise.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]