While in France this October, we visited St. Rémy-de-Provence. We walked a mile or so out of town to St. Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent the last year of his life (1889-1890).
We walked past olive trees, fields and tall cypress trees, taking in the same landscape that inspired Van Gogh’s paintings during this period.
The building and cloistered garden at St. Paul-de-Mausole were lovely and peaceful.
This is Van Gogh’s room…
where he had a view of the garden outside. Being there, I felt a connection to the artist and his calm refuge.
Thank you, Sally, for sharing this. I saw some of his work at a show at the DeYoung in SF a few years ago. The museum where they and other post-impressionist works are usually on display was undergoing renovation and so they were here temporarily. The two pieces that touched me the most were a self-portrait and one of his little room with its blue walls, yellow bed, and red blanket. I would love to go there someday.
It’s like he could step back in at any moment amazing. Thanks for posting
This puts me in awe. He suffered so much and inspired so many.