Long Grass with Butterflies
From May 1889 to May 1890, Van Gogh was a patient at the asylum at St. Rémy, near Arles. While at the asylum, Van Gogh’s subject matter was limited to the asylum’s grounds, which he described as a place where ‘the grass grows tall and unkempt, mixed with all kinds of weeds.’ It is this abandoned garden that Van Gogh depicts here, and in other works from his time at the asylum.
Creator: Vincent van Gogh
Original Medium: Oil on canvas
Original Size: 64.5 x 80.7 cm
Location: National Gallery London