Vincent van Goghs roots on your mobile

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As off this week, art lovers can download a mobile phone application which covers Van Gogh’s younger years. The app serves as a travel guide to the villages and towns in the Dutch province of North Brabant where Vincent van Gogh lived and worked as a young man.

Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 continues to draw large numbers of tourist to both the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the French region of La Provence, where Vinvent painted many of his famous works. However, most Van Gogh lovers ignore North Brabant. And yet, this is the region where he was born and raised and where he set out on his career as a draughtsman and painter.

Route The southern Dutch province is working really hard to use Vincent van Gogh to lure tourist to North Brabant. His native town of Zundert features a Vincent van Gogh House; The organisation Van Gogh Brabant works together with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. The app will be developed further to include other places where Van Gogh lived and worked.

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