Community Lens for June 8

Toni Adler took this photo while visiting the Maisons de Santé Saint Paul in May 2016. The mental institution where Van Gogh created some of his most famous work now allows guests to walk in the artist’s footsteps. In and around the asylum are markers where the visitors can see where Van Gogh sat as he painted works like Starry Night, Cypresses, and Irises. Some works, particularly of the former monastery and its environs can be seen almost unchanged from their depiction in the artists paintings. In total, Van Gogh painted 142 works while confined to the asylum grounds or on short supervised walks.

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Toni Adler took this photo while visiting the Maisons de Santé Saint Paul in May 2016. The mental institution where Van Gogh created some of his most famous work now allows guests to walk in the artist’s footsteps. In and around the asylum are markers where the visitors can see where Van Gogh sat as he painted works like Starry Night, Cypresses, and Irises. Some works, particularly of the former monastery and its environs can be seen almost unchanged from their depiction in the artists paintings. In total, Van Gogh painted 142 works while confined to the asylum grounds or on short supervised walks.

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