Poster Van Gogh Thatched Cottages at Cordeville
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Thatched Cottages at Cordeville, Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890 - Oil on canvas. H. 73; W. 92 cm; musée d'Orsay
This picture was painted during the artist's most frenetic creative period, a few weeks before his tragic death. Van Gogh had left Provence in May 1890, at the end of his voluntary stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. He moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris. On 10 June, he wrote to his brother Theo that "he was doing two studies of houses out in the countryside". Corot, Daubigny, Pissarro and Cézanne had already evoked the peaceful charm of Auvers. Van Gogh would transform it into a volcanic land where the houses seem to have been twisted by an earthquake.