Photographer's Note

Sur les traces de Van Gogh II
"Veritable masterpiece
of Provençal Romanesque art, the Saint Paul monastery,

built in the neighbourhood of the Gallo-Roman site of Glanum owes its name Mausolé to the proximity of the mausoleum of the "Julii"; it rises up out of the landscape thanks to its beautiful two-storey square steeple topped by a pyramidal roof.

The covered walk goes around a finely maintained garden giving the stones all their grandeur..."

"Vincent Van Gogh arrived on May 8, 1889

in Saint-Rémy de Provence, coming from Arles, to be "confined" by his wishes in the Saint-Paul de Mausolée Asylum.

Fascinated by the quality of the light and the beauty of the landscapes that he discovered in Saint-Rémy, very inspired, happy and relieved to find a serene and understanding atmosphere amongst the nuns and nurses who received him, he carried out 143 oil paintings and more than 100 drawings in the space of 53 weeks.
avignon et provence
avignon et provence
Une autre vue
l'intérieur du cloître

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Additional Photos by Jacques d'ABRIGEON (jafadabret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6638 W: 709 N: 11871] (56501)
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