Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, July 1889
oil on canvas,
49.0 cm x 64.3 cm
Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
How do you paint light filtering down between trees? And dappled patches of light on the ground? That is what Van Gogh explores in this study, painted on a cheap piece of canvas. It was a preparatory study for a larger painting of a very similar image.
He painted this view between trees in the shady garden of the clinic in Saint-Rémy where he was a patient. He made countless works there, exploring every last corner of the grounds.