Although Vincent van Gogh spent just 5 days in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer he made six oil paintings one watercolor and nine drawings.

Van Gogh left Arles by stagecoach to travel to the little town on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to recover there from his health. Painting would help him to feel fit again.

Today 134 years ago, on 4 June 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer:

"I’ve brought three canvases and I’ve covered them — two seascapes — a view of the village — and some drawings which I’ll send you by post when I get back to Arles tomorrow.”

A view of the village is:

View of Saintes-Maries
Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888
Oil on canvas
64,2 x 53 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

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