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Postcard reveals site of Van Gogh's last painting

CGTN, 30 Jul 2020
Stuck at home during lockdown, Dutch researcher Wouter van der Veen finally found time to look through old postcards of the French village where Vincent Van Gogh died and made a remarkable discovery. One postcard showing gnarled roots and tree trunks along a road in Auvers-sur-Oise, close to Paris, bore a remarkable similarity to the Dutch artist's last painting, "Tree Roots." The painting in vibrant blue and green is believed to be his last work, created on the day he shot himself, July 27, 1890. CGTN correspondent Stefan de Vries has the story.

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