Replica of Van Gogh's Village Street in Auvers
In the early summer of 1890, Vincent Van Gogh leaves Saint-Rémy, for the village of Auvers-Sur-Oise, near Paris. Fascinated with his new and natural surroundings, Van Gogh quickly achieves a peaceful state of mind and was said to produce a painting a day between May and July 1890.
Van Gogh's doctor, Dr. Gachet advised the painter to focus on his art in order to keep himself preoccupied from his weak mental condition. The painting, as stated in the title, is a simple street view of Auvers, yet Van Gogh's intention on bringing out mood by the use of colour creates a welcoming and well-defined depiction of the French village.
However, 2 months after executing this painting and others similar in theme, Van Gogh would take his own life by shooting himself in the chest, and die from the wounds a few days later.
The painting is now held at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland.