Road with Cypress and Star was completed by Vincent van Gogh in 1890, shortly after arriving in Auvers-sur-Oise. In mid-May, Vincent boarded a train alone to make his journey north from Saint-Rémy to Paris. Van Gogh spent four days with his brother's family and then took the short train trip to Auvers-sur-Oise. The small village was surrounded by wheat fields, and Vincent readily found his subject for Road with Cypress and Star in familiar motifs such as the twisting cypress trees and the stunning illumination of the broad country sky.
Before leaving Saint-Rémy, however, Vincent van Gogh completed several paintings. Next, we'll see one of his final paintings from the asylum.