Experts have identified the place depicted in the last painting by van Gogh
Art historians have identified the exact spot depicted in the last painting of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's "tree Roots", The Guardian reports.
Similarities in 1890 with the real landscape near the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, it was noticed with postcards of the early twentieth century. She first drew the attention of the Director on scientific work of the Institute van Gogh Wouter van der Veen.
After examining the postcard, the surroundings of Auvers-sur-Oise and the painting, the researchers (including dendrologist Burt Wt, specializing in historical botany) came to the conclusion that they were able with high probability to determine what the hill and the tree it depicts.
According to them, they are 150 meters from the Auberge Ravoux known as the house of van Gogh. Interestingly, the tree shown in the picture, is still alive 130 years later after the death of van Gogh.
Researchers believe that the painting "tree Roots" was written a few hours before the death of the artist. "The relationship between light and the shadow of van Gogh points to the fact that the artist was last touched brush to canvas in the late afternoon, which gives more information about the dramatic day that ended his (van Gogh — Approx. Ed.) suicide," said van der Ven.
A piece of ground, enclosed for the safety of a wooden fence, officially acquired historical status during the ceremony, which was attended by Emily Gordenker, General Director of the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Willem van Gogh, the great-grandson of the artist's brother Theo.