The Grounds of the Asylum

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41603

"The Grounds of the Asylum," painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889, reflects the intensity of his post-impressionist style. This piece, created during his stay at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy, encapsulates the conflict between his emotional turmoil and the peace of nature. Van Gogh's bold, almost feverish brushstrokes capture the restless spirit of an artist locked within the sanatorium's walls, turning the landscape into a vibrant, emotional spectacle. Despite its seemingly ordinary subject, the painting powerfully conveys van Gogh's profound introspection, making it uniquely special.

49 cm

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Title: “Vincent van Gogh: The Grounds of the Asylum – An Evocative Painting From His Later Life”

Vincent van Gogh’s “The Grounds of the Asylum” is an exceptional piece of art from his later years that stands as a testament to his unique vision and personal turmoil. Painted in 1889 during his voluntary stay at the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, this work invites a compelling glimpse into the mind of this famed Post-Impressionist artist.

Following a series of mental health crises, van Gogh committed himself to the asylum, a place that would form the backdrop for many of his most moving works. “The Grounds of the Asylum” captures the landscape that was van Gogh’s primary view during his confinement. Van Gogh’s expressive brushstrokes and his innovative use of color combine to portray not just the scenery, but also his emotional state at the time.

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The painting is characterized by van Gogh’s iconic, swirling brushstrokes and vivid color palette, comprising of a brilliant blue sky against a lush, verdant landscape. The depiction is not just a literal representation of the asylum’s grounds, but a powerful expression of van Gogh’s inner world. The dramatic strokes and colors are believed to reflect the tumultuous emotions he was experiencing during his stay in the asylum.

What makes “The Grounds of the Asylum” special is the way it reveals van Gogh’s perspective on his own mental health. While he was undoubtedly suffering, his painting evokes a sense of serenity and even hope, suggesting that he found some solace in his art. This dichotomy between his personal turmoil and the tranquility of the scenes he painted adds a poignant depth to the work.

In summary, Vincent van Gogh’s “The Grounds of the Asylum” is a distinctive masterpiece that offers insight into the artist’s state of mind during one of his most challenging periods. It is a powerful example of how art can serve as a vehicle for personal expression and healing.

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Original size:
73.3 x 90.2 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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