During his months at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, Van Gogh created a series of oil paintings that captured the buildings and gardens that surrounded him. This body of work demonstrates the emotional intensity the artist was able to impart through his use of colour and form.
Vincent van Gogh
The Stone Bench in the Asylum at Saint-Remy
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 40.4 x 48.5 cm Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP (Sao Paulo, Brazil) MASP.00115 Photo by João Musa
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is considered one of the most influential post-impressionist artists in the history of Western art. During his short yet prolific career he developed a highly personal use of colour and brushwork, directly expressing an emotional response to his subject and his inner world.