Mountains at Saint Remy by Vincent van Gogh

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Mountains at Saint Remy by Vincent van Gogh-Oil Painting

Painting NameMountains at Saint Remy
Painter NameVincent Van Gogh
Completion Date1889
Size718 x 908 cm
TechniqueOil
MaterialCanvas
Current LocationSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

Description of St. Remy by George Hruby, one of our readers, who personally has visited the place:

“St. Remy is a small village that goes upward in elevation towards a mountain pass.  The hospital that Van Gogh was at is located on the edge of the village at the very top, probably to be secluded somewhat from the rest of the village below.  It was set among olive groves which are still there today but what was simply surreal was that also, as you walk out of the hospital grounds (which they allowed him to do to paint), you are immediately among the ruins of a Roman city called “Glanum.”  One of his paintings is in fact of a Roman road lined with olive trees.  That road and those trees are still there today.  It was such a beautiful and relaxing area for him to paint at as well as maybe haunting in a sense amid the Roman ruins that once were there.”

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