Corridor in the Asylum
By The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Corridor in the Asylum, 1889
23 cm x 30 cm image, digitally printed on bright white, glossy print surface, 250 GSM premium paper
This haunting view of a sharply receding corridor is the artist's most powerful depiction of the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in St. Rémy, where he spent twelve months near the end of his life and where he painted the Museum's oils of olive groves, cypresses, roses, and irises ("Women Picking Olives" (1995.535.44); "Olive Orchard" (1998.325.1); "Cypresses" (49.30); "Wheat Field with Cypresses" (1993.132); "Irises" (58.187); "Vase of Roses" (1993.400.5)). The buildings (largely remains of a twelfth-century monastery) were divided into men's and women's wards, but most of the small cells looking out on the neglected garden were empty when Van Gogh was there. One of the rooms he was able to use as a studio.
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