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Monastery Saint-Paul-de-Musol: photos, description (Monastere Saint-Paul-de-Mausole)

The residents of Arles may feel some remorse, because of their letters with the request to protect from the crazy artist, filed on behalf of the mayor, Vincent van Gogh was in a mental hospital, which is located in the outskirts of the city of Saint-rémy-de-Provence in a former monastery Saint-Paul-de-Musol. However, the residents of Arles was a reason: the artist was attacked with a razor on Gauguin, without sharing his ideas about creation of the creative Association of artists, and then cut off own ear lobe. Due to the violent attacks of van Gogh in Arles was put in a hospital, and then were asked to move to the clinic Saint-Paul-de-Musol.

However, the time spent by van Gogh in a clinic in 1889-1890 year was quite fruitful for eight months, the artist has created 150 paintings, mainly local landscapes (olive groves, sunsets and fields) and portraits of local residents. In the same period, was written in one of his most famous paintings - "the Starry night". In the clinic, Vincent van Gogh was treated from epilepsy, while he worked at a time when his condition improved. In the spring of 1890 from the hospital, van Gogh with his brother Theo moved under Paris and soon became the victim of a tragic accident - accidentally shot in the heart from a recently purchased gun.

A former monastery and is now a clinic with the same profile, but today there treat patients using art therapy. In the room where the artist lived, recreated the same atmosphere, and the monastery marks the spot where he loved to work - there are prints of his paintings. Part of the monastery cloister is the Museum, also devoted to the period of the life and work of van Gogh in the clinic.

Themselves monastic buildings is a complex built in the Gothic style. Some of the buildings dated back to the XI-XII centuries, the appearance of the monastery were modified in the XVIII century.