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Unformatted text preview: In May 1889 Vincent left Arles for an asylum in St. Remy of his own accord. Vincent spent his time at the asylum (almost exactly one year) painting landscapes of the hospital grounds and portraits of patients and attendants, hoping to achieve a cure for his condition. He suffered periodic episodes of hallucination, breakdown, and seizure, during which times he was confined indoors. He occasionally ate his paint during his fits, which only made him sicker and resulted in the temporary confiscation of his materials. In September, his work was requested for the "Les XX" ("The Twenty") exhibition of post-Impressionist artists in Paris, and although his Irises and Starry Sky, both works from Arles, were well received at the fifth Artistes Independents show, his interest in refining his portraits grew. Vincent was outraged by his first taste of publicity, a quite refining his portraits grew....
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11