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Garden of Saint Paul's Hospital, The

Garden of Saint Paul's Hospital, The Biographies Tragedies and Triumphs Nineteenth Century Life Visual Arts

Vincent painted this garden scene, in November of 1889, while he was still a patient at Saint Paul's Hospital in Saint Remy.  It is currently owned by the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and its web site provides the following information about the painting:

This painting is a view of the garden at the hospital in Saint-Rémy, where Van Gogh often worked when his illness made it impossible for him to leave the institution’s premises. The artist described this work to his friend Emile Bernard, concluding, ‘You will fully understand how the combination of red ochre, green […] and black stripes used in the outlines evoke the torment sometimes suffered by certain of my companions in adversity – the so-called 'red-black.'

To explore the painting in great detail, visit the van Gogh Museum's web page about it.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Web Gallery of Art.

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