Vincent van Gogh's 1890 painting titled Dr. Gachet's Garden depicts the garden behind the house of his new friend Dr. Paul Gachet. The garden was among the first subjects Vincent painted in Auvers-sur-Oise, and his colors were vivid: red, yellow, and blue. Vincent van Gogh used bright clear greens to depict the abundant foliage. The spiky leaves in the foreground of Dr. Gachet's Garden and the twisting branches of the trees behind them are reminiscent of the natural forms he painted repeatedly while in the hospital of Saint-Rémy: the flame-like iris and the sinuous cypress.
At first, it seemed that the move to Auvers-sur-Oise improved Van Gogh's physical and emotional health. The next painting speaks to that improvement.
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