Vincent van Gogh's 1890 painting Meadow in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital was one of Vincent's last paintings from the asylum in Saint-Rémy. The canvas echoed the subjects of those van Gogh had painted when he first arrived: flowers and the neglected gardens that surrounded the hospital. In Meadow in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, he depicted the scrubby bushes in swift lines of green, gold, tan, and black, with the sinuous trunks of trees rising in the distance. The thick impasto records Vincent's rapid strokes, as if van Gogh was compelled to finish his work and embark on the journey to his next home.
After moving to Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent van Gogh continued his expressive use of color, particularly yellow. Keep reading to learn more about this.