House of Doctor Gachet in Auvers by Paul Cezzane
|The complete painting in full view|
There is a clear path to the house and the beautiful trees around are an incredible addition to the piece. I also want to add how beautifully Cezzane painted the sky. I am not sure if Auvers is such a stunning place, but from Cezzane’s point of view it certainly looks like it.
|The Portrait of Doctor Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh|
Gachet was a homeopathic doctor and given his soft spot for artists, Vincent’s brother Theo thought it would be best if Gachet treated him. This is one of the reasons why Gachet is also blamed for Vincent’s death.
|Marguerite at the piano by Vincent Van Gogh|
While I was researching about this particular doctor, I couldn't help but feel if he was just an attention seeker. He didn't do anything to save Vincent, it is said that he didn't even like the portrait that Vincent did for him, initially.
In fact, it is believed that he was a failed artist and his most famous work is a small sketch he did of Vincent on his death bed. But let's be honest, the painting is only famous because he sketched Vincent Van Gogh.
|Pathetic sketch by a wannabe doctor|
It is also said that Gachet and his son did everything they could to increase the prices of the Van Gogh paintings they owned after Vincent's death.
Moreover, some historians also speculate that Gachet being an artist who loved replicating work of other artists might have created a few fake Van Gogh as well. (Mainly because the doctor claimed Vincent drew 76 paintings in his 80 day stay)
There is another version of the Portrait of Doctor Gachet. This one in Van Gogh's signature Starry blue and there are a few things changed around the table. A lot of people think its fake because Van Gogh never mentioned the second version in any of his letters. He only mentioned the first painting.
|The second version. Do you think its fake?|
Also, if you are duping Van Gogh, isn't it too obvious to choose his famous blue colour?