In 1889, following Vincent van Gogh’s ear injury, he did not return to the Yellow House. Instead the suffering artist spent his nights at the hospital knowing that he did not feel capable of caring for himself. It was shortly after this that Van Gogh committed himself to the asylum of Saint-Remy-de-Provence. After recovering from his injury, but still residing at the hospital, Van Gogh was allowed to continue his work outdoors. One of the paintings created during this time was Pollard Willows or Road with Pollard Willows. The painting, whether intentionally or not, seems to carry a great deal of symbolism. The painting depicts an empty road bordered on …..
In February of 1888, Van Gogh had moved from Paris to Arles, a small town in the South of France. Upon moving to Arles, Van Gogh experimented with all that he had learned while in Paris. His paintings had become influenced by Japanese prints, Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. In the last half of June 1888, Vincent van Gogh created a set of 10 paintings and five drawings known as the Harvest Series. This was one of Van Gogh’s most prolific periods. He spent days in the wheat fields working under the burning sun to show peasant work, something always dear to his heart, and the stages of the harvest. He created …..
French painter, Virginie Demont-Breton exhibited her engraving, Her Man is Out to Sea, also called Her Husband is Gone to Sea, at the Salon of 1889. Later that year The Man is at Sea was painted by Vincent van Gogh, while he was in the Saint Paul asylum in Saint-Remy. During his time in the asylum Van Gogh painted his surroundings but he also spent time re-creating works by other artists. Van Gogh produced some 30 different copies of works by other artists during his time in the asylum in an attempt to be reinvigorated artistically. He did not simply copy the works but he translated them through his own …..