Andre Roks asks whether Van Gogh ever got homesick. Discover the answer.
Van Gogh frequently moved house during his relatively short life. After Zundert, he subsequently lived in Zevenbergen, Tilburg, Zundert, The Hague, London, Paris, Ramsgate, Isleworth, Dordrecht, Amsterdam, the Borinage, Brussels, Etten, The Hague, Drenthe, Nuenen, Antwerp, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise: quite a list! And these are only the villages, towns and cities; not even the various actual addresses.
Vincent grew up in the countryside, and that’s where he often yearned for. A special place in his heart was reserved for the landscape of his youth, with its rolling heath fields. In a letter to Theo, he wrote: ‘… I have an everlasting nostalgia for heath and pine-woods’.