About VincentInParis.comYour footpath through Vincents life, work and painting locations
The creation of this application was driven by a curiosity to find the locations and stand in the footprints of Vincent Van Gogh. We sought to Geo-locate his many landscapes in Paris and its outskirts as well as in Provence. The application was created to allow for anyone with a tablet or a smartphone, laptop or desktop to be able to trace Vincent’s footsteps and see a high quality image of the painting or sketch he created and then learn more about what was going on in France, his life and his painting technique at that time if the fan/user/explorer desires. We sought to create an application for like minded appreciators of Vincent’s creative genius. A place where they could share their thoughts and photos of the landscape perspectives they seek out, and capture and share with friends and family. We seek to create community around the work and life and beauty created by a man who was shunned and failure ridden for much of his life. We seek to help build the very community he wanted to create but could not attain in his lifetime. And we seek to bring beauty into the daily lives of our community, for the sake of art and beauty and its place in wellness and mental health.
Vincent in Paris links the researcher or casual user with the most respected and valuable existing information available digitally. We use Vincent’s own words, having researched and extracted them and traced them to works of art about which he wrote in the volume of letters exchanged between Vincent and Theo. This allows the user and others to better feel what Vincent was trying to achieve and what his thoughts were at the time the painting was created. We show the trail of history of each work, its provenance and work directly with the information and imagery presented by the museums currently housing the works. We provide maps with audio guidance and narrative so users can follow Vincent’s footsteps and arrive at various painting locations on a “day trip” or tour of their desired length via interactive maps. We also provide a gamut of descriptive and critical dialogue about the works of art from the most esteemed art critics of days past to the casual user who describe their first impressions of Vincents views of Paris and beyond. We seek to provide a framework within which the community of Van Gogh fans and students can add to the collective learning about Vincent and bring beauty into our participants lives every day through Vincent’s unique views of the world he saw and captured. Bon Voyage!