Van Gogh in Provence

Date and time

Monday 22 May, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Martin Bailey


Admission free

During his 15-month stay in Arles in 1888 to 1889, Vincent Van Gogh produced some of his greatest works. It was under the strong sun of southern France that he really became a landscape painter.

He was also joined at the 'Yellow House' in Arles by Paul Gauguin, but their collaboration was brought to a tragic and violent end, severing their relationship forever.

Martin Bailey

Martin Bailey is an art historian and author of several books on Van Gogh including ‘Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence’, ‘The Sunflowers are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece’ and ‘Van Gogh and Britain’.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Vincent van Gogh, A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, 1889