|Self portrait, 1889.|
Through van Gogh's letters, I found it interesting that he was equally expressive in his in writing, and could have made a decent living working for a newspaper. His ability to combine expressive writing and detailed pictures made him an effective communicator. Read his letters describing his paintings to see what I mean. In his letters he effectively combined sketches and words. Don't let the appearance of the map fool you, there are a lot of location markers that are so close they overlap each other when zoomed-out. The push pins symbols represent locations Vincent visited, the pallet symbols represent art he created, and the envelope symbols represent the excerpts from the letters he wrote. If you zoom all the way down to ground level on the road for location #26, it will switch to Google Street view, where you can walk the last scene Vincent van Gogh ever painted, and see his tomb as well.
The locations were determined from the following:
- Street addresses were provided by the web page and book, "Vincent's Pilgrimage through life"
- Wikipedia's web page on Vincent van Gogh.
- The book, "The letters of a post-impressionist: Vincent van Gogh"
To see more of Vincent van Gogh's work, see the Van Gogh Museum - Google Art Project.
|Vincent van Gogh's painting Walk Along the Banks of |
the Seine Near Asnierese in Google Earth.
|Vincent van Gogh's painting Wheatfied Under |
Clouded Sky in Google Earth.
|Daubigney's Garden, 1890.|
|The Starry Night, 1889.|
|The Potato Eaters, 1885.|
|Bedroom in Arles, 1888.|