Vincent van Gogh, Hospital at Saint-Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas. 36 5/16 x 28 7/8 in. (92.2 x 73.4 cm). The Armand Hammer Collection, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Part of the series Van Gogh in LA

Visions in Saint-Rémy and Auvers

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During a year of voluntary confinement in a mental hospital, van Gogh painted some of his greatest and best-known pictures. He then returned north, to the Paris suburbs, to live and paint. But his attacks persisted, and he ended his own life at age 37.

In this series of lectures at the Hammer, art historian, curator, and museum director John Walsh examines paintings by Vincent van Gogh on display in museums throughout Los Angeles. Considering them in artistic and historical context, Walsh illuminates how the works exemplify the artist’s struggles and achievements.


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