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An Atlas of the

Crime Scene


"Auvers is really very beautiful... gravely beautiful, it's the heart of the countryside, distinctive and picturesque."


                   Vincent to Theo

                   May 20, 1890

"Here we're far enough from Paris for it to be the real countryside... very jolly, sunny and covered with flowers."


Vincent to Theo

May 25, 1890

"I have painted three more big canvases... They are vast fields of wheat under troubled skies... I almost think that these canvases will tell you what I cannot say in words, the health and restorative forces that I see in the country."

Vincent to Theo

July 10, 1890

"When I was in Auvers I dined with my friend Martin at an inn in the low-lying plain. I think there was first the Oise, and then fields and the highroad..."


Theo to Vincent

June, 1890

"Our dear friend Vincent died four days ago. I imagine you have already guessed that he killed himself. Sunday evening he went into the Auvers countryside, left his easel against a haystack and went and shot himself with a revolver behind the château."

Emile Bernard to Albert Aurier

August 1, 1890 

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