The day van Gogh died.

On this day, July 29th, in the year 1890, artist extraordinaire, Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at the age of 37. It was a Tuesday.

The Lying Cow, van Gogh, 1883

(and more on it….On 27 July 1890, aged 37, he walked into a field and shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He survived the impact, but not realizing that his injuries were to be fatal, he walked back to the Ravoux Inn. He died there two days later. Theo rushed to be at his side. Theo reported his brother’s last words as “La tristesse durera toujours” (the sadness will last forever). )

I love his work.

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