A Meadow in the Mountains: Le Mas de Saint-Paul

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A Meadow in the Mountains:
Le Mas de Saint-Paul
A Meadow in the Mountains Le Mas de Saint-Paul 1889 Vincent van Gogh.jpg
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year Late November-Early December 1889
Catalogue F721
Location Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

A Meadow in the Mountains: Le Mas de Saint-Paul was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889.[1]

In May 1889 Van Gogh voluntarily entered the asylum[2] of St. Paul[3] near Saint-Rémy in Provence.[4] There Van Gogh had access to an adjacent cell he used as his studio. He was initially confined to the immediate asylum grounds and painted (without the bars) the world he saw from his room, such as ivy covered trees, lilacs, and irises of the garden.[2][5] Through the open bars Van Gogh could also see an enclosed wheat field, subject of many paintings at Saint-Rémy.[6] As he ventured outside of the asylum walls, he painted the wheat fields, olive groves, and cypress trees of the surrounding countryside,[5] which he saw as "characteristic of Provence." Over the course of the year, he painted about 150 canvases.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wheat Fields in a Mountainous Landscape". Collection. Kröller-Müller Museum. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History". Thematic Essay, Vincent van Gogh. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000–2011. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Olive Trees, 1889, van Gogh". Collection. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Olive Trees, 1889, Van Gogh". Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000–2011. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "The Therapy of Painting". Van Gogh Museum. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ Van Gogh, V and Leeuw, R (1997) [1996]. van Crimpen, H, Berends-Albert, M., ed. The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. London and other locations: Penguin Books. p. F604.