The mystery of the Tree Roots

The discovery of the place of Vincent's last painting

The discovery took place one day during the covid crisis. Wouter van der Veen, scientific director of the Van-Gogh Institute discovers through a 1912 postcard the place where Van Gogh painted “Roots”, his last masterpiece. The following photos will make it easier to understand :

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"Roots" in 2022

In june 2020, the Auvers-sur-oise based Van Gogh Institut directed by Dominique Janssens protects the site with grey wooden panels. The Institut meant to replace the wooden panels with iron gates making it possible to see the bottom of the site. The drawing gives an idea of the installation which was suppose to make the site visible to the public. The project is blocked by the local authorities.