As Van Gogh preferred to paint outside he had to deal with rain and snow, but also with wind. The strong Mistral wind in the South of France would often make it very hard for Vincent to paint.

Today 133 years ago, on 9 August 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote from Arles to his brother: "I think it’s likely that we’re going to have great heat now, with no wind, the wind having blown for 6 weeks. In that case, it’s excellent that I have colours and canvases in stock, because I can already spot half a dozen subjects, especially this little farmhouse garden of which I sent you the drawing yesterday.”

Garden at Arles
Arles, July 1888
Oil on canvas
82,8 x 102,0 cm
Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

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