125th anniversary of van Gogh's death commemorated

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A tableau of flowers representing the face of famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is revealed at Museumplein in Amsterdam on July 29, 2015, on the 125th anniversary of his death in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. (Photo credit REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists take photos of a tableau of flowers representing the face of famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh at Museumplein in Amsterdam on July 29, 2015, on the 125th anniversary of his death in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. (Photo credit REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Sunflowers lie on the grave of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh on the the 125th anniversary of his death on July 29, 2015 in Auvers-sur-Oise, northern France. (Photo credit BART MAAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Two members of the Van Gogh family, Machteld van Laer, left, and Willem van Gogh, daughter and son of Vincent Willem van Gogh, an engineer, pose next to the graves of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo Van Gogh, at the Auvers sur Oise cemetery, north of Paris, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. July 29th marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
A display of dahlias is erected to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death, on July 29, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 50,000 flowers were picked behind the house of the artist's birth in Zundert. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)
Two members of the Van Gogh family, Machteld van Laer, left, and Willem van Gogh, daughter and son of Vincent Willem van Gogh, an engineer, pose next to the graves of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo Van Gogh, at the Auvers sur Oise cemetery, north of Paris, Wednesday July 29, 2015. July 29th marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
An impersonator poses in front of a display of dahlias erected to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death, on July 29, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 50,000 flowers were picked behind the house of the artist's birth in Zundert. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)
A display of dahlias is erected to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death, on July 29, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 50,000 flowers were picked behind the house of the artist's birth in Zundert. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)
The graves of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (L) and his brother Theo van Gogh are pictured on July 29, 2015 in Auvers-sur-Oise, northern France. July 29, 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). (Photo credit BART MAAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Van Gogh family, Machteld van Laer, left, and Willem van Gogh, daughter and son of the engineer Vincent Willem van Gogh with Belgian entrepreneur Dominique-Charles Janssens, right, President of the Institute Van Gogh, as they hold a register marking the death of painter Vincent Van Gogh, who died in 1890, at the Auvers sur Oise cemetery, north of Paris, Wednesday July 29, 2015. July 29th marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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The 125th anniversary of painter Vincent van Gogh's death was observed on Wednesday with a beautiful flower display in Amsterdam and a small gathering at his grave in France. A portrait made entirely of flowers was displayed and open to visitors at Museumplein in Amsterdam, while two relatives of the painter's laid flowers on his grave in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, and died at age 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29, 1890. The artist, who specialized in Post-Impressionism, seemed to gain more fame posthumously than he did during his career. He is possibly most famous for his painting 'The Starry Night' as well as his paintings of sunflowers and his self-portraits.

Click through the slideshow above to see scenes from the commemorations in Amsterdam and northern France.
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