Borinage


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Borinage

(bôrēnäzh`), region, Hainaut prov., S Belgium, surrounding Mons and extending to the French border. Traditionally a coal-mining district, most of the mines have been closed. Glass-making and metallurgy are the region's primary industries.

Borinage

 

the historical name of a small region in Belgium. It is located in the southern coal basin and extends west of the city of Mons to the French-Belgian border.

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Yet it was in the Belgian coal mining district of the Borinage, where he went in 1878 to preach to the poor, that he discovered his artistic vocation.
Le 14 janvier 1952, le Conseil general du PSB voit s'opposer deux legitimites en la matiere, puisque l'avis d'Achille Van Acker est combattu par Achille Delattre, depute du Borinage et ancien ministre de l'Energie, mais aussi president de l'Internationale des mineurs, qui a approuve la declaration Schuman des le mois de mai 1950.
KAS Eupen began the season in early August with an emphatic 4-0 victory away to RBD Borinage, followed up the next week with a 4-2 win against KSV Roeselare.
These enact on a smaller scale the traumas of Van Gogh's life, from his encounter in the Borinage with a scarred landscape and spectral white miners, to his deranged condition at the end.
The first of these coal concentrations occurred in 1959, with the merger of several old coal-producing firms to create one large company in the southern coalfield of Belgium, the Charbonnages du Borinage.
In the autumn of" 1880, after more than a year living as a pauper in the Borinage, van Gogh began to study at L'Ecole des Beaux-Art in Brussels.
In 1878, Van Gogh left the seminary he'd been attending, gave away all that he had, and lived in abject poverty as a missionary to the coal mining poor of Borinage, Belgium.
The 2015 European Capital of Culture, Mons, marks the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh's death with a show examining his early years in the Borinage, where he lived between 1878 and 1880.
Van Gogh Among the Miners' depicts the young artist impatient to transform the hardship of life in the Borinage into art.
Van Gogh abandoned the lessons and, after a brief spell of training as an evangelist, went to the Borinage mining region in the south of Belgium.
As a missionary tending to poor families in the Borinage coal-mining district of Belgium, he gave away everything he had.
A posting in Belgium's impoverished Borinage region came to a bad end: the Evangelical Council reprimanded the young missionary for overzealousness after he gave away nearly all of his possessions to indigent miners.