The Mulberry Tree – Van Gogh’s Artistic Evolution

Van Gogh's The Mulberry Tree Painting

Van Gogh painted The Mulberry Tree in October of 1889, during his stay at the sanitorium Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-en-Provence.  He checked into the institution on May 8th, 1889 to recover from a series of mental breakdowns, including the infamous ear incident and a suicide attempt.  His time in the asylum was a refuge from the…

Road with Pollard Willows by Vincent van Gogh

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…