Vincent van Gogh’s life in Tilburg is well-known for his paintings. The Tekenlokaal and his wife Johanna van Gogh-Bonger are just a few of the things he and his family left behind. Read on for a glimpse into their lives. Here we will look at some of the most important paintings of the painter, his family, and his work.
Vincent van Gogh’s life in Tilburg
In 1866, Vincent van Gogh was eleven years old. He had already finished elementary school in Zundert and was sent to Jan Provily’s boarding school in Zevenbergen, about 20 miles from Tilburg. In this school, Vincent was prepared to progress to secondary school, but for reasons unknown to his parents, he decided to move back home to Tilburg. This school, the Rijks Hogere Burgerschool “Willem II,” was located in the former palace of King Willem II.
Vincent’s Tekenlokaal in Tilburg
Visit Vincent’s Tekenlokaal to learn more about Van Gogh’s life and art. This museum is a reconstruction of the artist’s childhood home. The drawing room of the former palace is a replica, and computers offer information on the artist’s life and works house painter Tuscaloosa. Visitors can view letters written by the artist to his brother Theo. The museum also displays historical images of Tilburg during the time of Van Gogh. It’s interesting to note that Cees Becht, the man who ‘rid’ Tilburg of beautiful architecture, supervised the demolition of this Tilburg palace. Experts still disagree on the identity of the child Vincent.
Vincent van Gogh’s wife Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
According to a new biography of Vincent van, Gogh’s wife, the artist’s sister-in-law Jo van Gögh-Bonger played a crucial role in the promotion of the Dutch painter’s work. The painting enthusiast, who met Trotsky in New York during the Russian Revolution, was a tireless promoter of her husband’s art and an active progressive feminist.
Vincent’s Tekenlokaal in Nuenen
The ‘Potato Eaters’ is a large figure study Vincent painted in Nuenen. The artist moved to Nuenen in December 1883, having not seen his parents since Christmas 1881. His vicarage was his studio. He worked from home, painting as he went. A small room in the mangle served as his studio. In addition, he painted a portrait of his mother in the vicarage.
The death of Vincent’s brother, Theo, in 1869, shocked the world. His unorthodox lifestyle and fervor for religion led him to reject his formal training and pursue a career as a lay preacher in a poor mining area. Vincent’s time in the Borinage was marked by depression, and he began to sketch and read to pass the time. He also began translating Biblical passages and visiting his parents in Etten, Brabant.