Monday, 21 January 2008

Vincent Van Gogh Prisoners Exercising

Vincent Van Gogh 'Prisoners Exercising' 1890 Vincent painted this towards the end of his stay at the asylum at Saint-Rémy. Thuis painting shows prisoners exercising so the figures create a barrier and they are contained by the physical barrier of the yard. Its easy to see how Vincent felt about the asylum. His painting is a stylised copy of an earlier print by Gustav Dore

Newgate - Exercise Yard Illustration by Gustav Dore from 'London, a Pilgrimage', written by William Blanchard Jerrold (1872)

Prisoners Kathe Kolwitz