Friday, September 4, 2009

Van Gogh's garden

After being diagnosed with a mental disorder Van Gogh was admitted to a hospice in the city of Arles. Many of his most famous paintings were completed while in isolation here. Visitors now have the opportunity to walk through the gardens of the mediathèque where Van Gogh spent the final years of his life. After seeing the flowers of the courtyard in full bloom, I could better appreciate the liveliness of his painting of the same scene.


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