The mystery of the Tree Roots

The discovery of the place of Vincent's last painting

In the midst of the covid lockdown, Wouter van der Veen, the Van Gogh institut scientific director discovers the spot where Van Gogh painted “Tree Roots” the day he commited suicide. The following photos will make it easier to understand :

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Since this discovery, the roots are no longer visible to the public ...

The site was temporarily protected inside a wooden structure. Unfortunately the final protection organized by the Van Gogh Institut of Auvers is is blocked by a local decision… The mayor pretends the Ministry of Culture would be studying the case since…. july 2020