GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)

Mountainous Landscape behind Saint-Paul Hospital

June 1889, Saint-Rémy
Oil on canvas, 71 x 89 cm
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Catalogue numbers: F 611, JH 1723.

Living in the asylum in Saint-Rémy, van Gogh repeatedly turned his attention to the no-man's-land between the wide world out there and his own confined world. When he looked across the low wall that enclosed the asylum, he found a whole world of subjects awaiting him. There was a range of hills, the Alpilles, with countless olive trees at their feet and an occasional solitary cypress crowning them to counteract the gentle ups and downs of the hills with a bold vertical.

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