442 - The Vincent Van Gogh Room
Located on the first floor of the historic Home Hotel in downtown Lava Hot Springs, the Van Gogh room features a luxurious pillow-top king sized bed, two person hot springs bath with shower, Samsung 32'' flat panel tv, wireless intenet, iPod docking clock radio. Enjoy prints by Vincent van Gogh. Two minute walk o the world famous Hot Pools!
Vincent Van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland. The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unhappy romances and had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore, an art salesman, and a preacher in the Borinage, where he was dismissed for overzealousness.
In 1886 he went to Paris to join his brother Théo, the manager of Goupil's gallery. In Paris, van Gogh studied with Cormon, met Pissaro, Monet and Gaugin, and began to lighten his very dark palette and to paint in the short brushstrokes of the Impressionists. His nervous temperament made him a difficult companion and night-long discussions combined with painting all day undermined his health. In a fit of epilepsy, van Gogh cut off a portion of his ear lobe off. Afterwards, he began to alternate between fits of madness and lucidity and was sent to the asylum in Saint-Remy for treatment.
In May of 1890, he seemed much better and went to live in Auvers-sur-Oise under the watchful eye of Dr. Gachet. Two months later he was dead, having shot himself "for the good of all." During his brief career he had sold one painting. His portfoliio is now one of the most famous and recognizable in the world, fetching record prices in the millions of dollars. Learn more about the artist
- Bed Type
- Bath Type
- 2-Person Hot Springs Tub/Shower
- In-Room Amenities
- Flat Panel TV, Expanded Basic Cable TV, Free Wireless Internet, In-Room Geo-Thermal Heating, iPod Docking Radio, Eco-Friendly Soaps/Shampoos, Microwave, Mini-Fridge
- Amenity Notes
No phone in room, but there is a phone available in the lobby of the Home Hotel.
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