April 19th, 1889 – Vincent writes Theo that he would rather live in an asylum for a few months than move into a new apartment in Arles.

April 19th, 1889 – Vincent writes Theo that he would rather live in an asylum for a few months than move into a new apartment in Arles.

Two days before, Theo has married Johanna Bonger.  Vincent has chosen the hospital of Saint Paul de Mausole at Saint Remy de Provence, about 30 kilometers northeast of Arles.  He has been painting orchards again and is reminded of last spring and his first views of the crau and Montmajour and the early blossoming fruit trees.  Within two weeks, he will self admit at the asylum at St. Remy and live and paint from there for nearly 12 months before moving back to the environs of Paris at Auvers Sur Oise, his final resting place.


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