Following in Van Gogh’s Footsteps: Arles & Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Following in Van Gogh’s Footsteps: Arles & Saint-Rémy-de-Provence


On one of the many regional excursions offered by the AUCP over the course of the semester, students followed in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh Saturday, visiting Arles & Saint-Rémy de Provence, two cities that significantly impacted the life of the prolific Post-Impressionist painter.

Van Gogh lived in Provence in the latter part of his life: in Arles from 1888 to 1889, before suffering from a mental illness that drove him to commit himself to the Hopitâl Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence from 1889 to 1890. During these two periods, Van Gogh painted his surroundings, the cities, the countrysides. AUCP students visited the emblematic sites where Van Gogh created some of his most memorable works, such as Starry Night, accompanied by AUCP Painting and Drawing Professor  and Art History lecturer Pamela Morton.

More photos of a day rich in art and exploration, below!

All photos by AUCP students Katherine Buchanan, Kaitlin Curran &  Helen Jiang.


Want to see what other Regional Excursions AUCP students do? Check out related blog posts here. To learn more about the AUCP, visit our website.