Vincent van Gogh painted his famous Starry Night inspired on the view from his bedroom in the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Several other paintings were also based on his bedroom view, like Mountain Landscape behind the Saint-Paul Hospital.

Vincent’s bedroom, of which he made 3 versions, was not his bedroom in Saint-Rémy, but in the Yellow House in Arles where he lived before he moved to the asylum.

Today 133 years ago, on 9 June 1889,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence:

"One is the countryside that I glimpse from the window of my bedroom. In the foreground a field of wheat, ravaged and knocked to the ground after a storm. A boundary wall and beyond, grey foliage of a few olive trees, huts and hills. Finally, at the top of the painting a large white and grey cloud swamped by the azure.”

Wheatfield after a storm / Mountain Landscape behind the Saint-Paul Hospital
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1889
Oil on canvas
70,5 x 88,5 cm
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Kopenhagen, Denmark

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