May 8th, 1889 – Vincent, in the company of Reverend Salles from Arles admits himself to St. Paul de Mausole in St. Remy.

He has spent the last two weeks packing his art work in cases at the Yellow House and has sent them off to Theo in Paris by freight train.  He will at first paint and draw in the gardens of the hospital and the view of the wheat fields and alpilles he can see from his barred window.  After a time, he is allowed off the grounds during the day where he will continue to paint wheat fields and laborers and will also find cypresses and olive trees during this period and capture them in a way previously unseen.

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