Van Gogh at Nuenen
Though he wasnt
welcomed in his family in Nuenen, a small village in the South of Eindoven,
Vincent would eventually be accepted and would spend two years there.
After a period of family tensions, Vincent knew how to be useful by taking
care of his mother who had just broke her hip.
He felt alright in Nuenen, as he used to see Margo, a neighbour who often
visited his mother.
Margo, who was much older than him, was madly in love.
They went for long walks, and thought of getting married. But Margos
family wouldnt hear of that union and would violently oppose to
Desperate, overwhelmed by her sisters, Margo tried to commit suicide.
Vincent was once more at war with his family and his circle. Hes
not well thought of because of his looks and manners and would have to
leave the family house to go and live in the workshop he had rented to
the Catholic sexton Schaffrat.