Charles Daubigny’s house and garden have been in many Van Gogh paintings. However, I wasn’t prepared for the work of art the house itself is. On the inside, each wall is covered with beautiful paintings by Daubigny and his artist friends. I especially liked his daughter’s room, with fairy tale characters and garlands of flowers.
Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to take pictures in there. But I couldn’t resist. The quality isn’t great (hard to shoot great footage when you’re skulking around guiltily.) Consider this my first illegal act in France.
Charles Daubigny was one of the progressive artists who impacted the direction of art, and a supporter of the emerging Impressionist movement. He was one of the first artists to move to the region (along with Pissarro, his buddy). He was a big deal in Auvers. He even has a rue named after him. He was born in 1817 and died in 1878, 11 years before Van Gogh moved here.