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“Since I’ve been here, there’s been enough work for me to do, what with the neglected garden with its tall pines and long, unkempt grass mixed with all sorts of weeds and I haven’t even been outside.
When I send you the four canvases of the garden I am working on, you will se that, considering my life is spent mostly in the garden, it is not so unhappy.” (Letter 592, May 22, 1889). Gachet, Auvers-sur-Oise; Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris; Kojiro Matsukata; Sequestered by the French Government, 1944; Returned to Japan, 1959.
Throughout 2003, as special events commemorate the 150th anniversary of van Gogh's birth, there will also be an astronomical anniversary.
Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. The 114 years since van Gogh's summer in Saint-Rémy correspond to six 19-year-long lunar Metonic cycles.Therefore, on this July 13th, modern observers during evening twilight will see a nearly full Moon rise in the southeast, much as it did on July 13, 1889, when van Gogh stood among the wheat stacks in a monastery field and captured the scene in his remarkable Moonrise.The painting itself turned out to be a goldmine of hints and clues.The moon is shown rising from behind a mountain range, partially obscured by an unusual overhanging cliff.