Exhibit image
91 9.3 (20)

Cypresses  1889

by Vincent van Gogh

Cypresses was painted in late June 1889, shortly after Van Gogh began his yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. The subject, which he found "beautiful as regards lines and proportions, like an Egyptian obelisk," both captivated and challenged the artist: "It’s the dark patch in a sun-drenched landscape, but it’s one of the most interesting dark notes, the most difficu...
93.4 x 74 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art