Landscape at Saint Remy by Vincent Van Gogh is a painting that emphasizes the principle of time. The time that is being reflected in the artwork is the period of time when Van Gogh had his mental breakdown. According to Bos (2015), “When Vincent checked into Saint-Paul Hospital in Saint-Rémy, he did not know what was causing his problems. Working without a previous diagnosis, his current doctor - Théophile Zacharie Auguste Peyron - believed van Gogh had a form of epilepsy. Today, scholars who have studied his condition tend to agree. Soon after becoming a patient at Saint-Paul, van Gogh began to paint his surroundings: the hospital's garden, an iris, lilacs, a field of poppies, the mountainous landscape behind the hospital, cypress trees, an olive grove, a wheat field and - famously - a group of irises”. Because this was a painting that was done when Van Gogh was seeking help for his mental health, it has become a very popular painting. The interpretation of the painting can be viewed from many different perspectives and allows the audience to derive the mental state of Van Gogh at that time.
Bos. (2015). Vincent at Saint Remy. Retrieved from https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/VINCENT-at-SAINT-REMY-Vincent-Van-Gogh.