Garden of a Public Baths - by Vincent van Gogh

When Van Gogh was staying in Arles, gardens and parks were one of his favorite subjects. He cherished strongly poetic feelings towards these places and introduced loving couples into many of the scenes.

Up until July 1888, whenever he was working out of doors, Van Gogh had chosen mainly to depict the landscape around Arles, inspired by his yearning for the unspoilt countryside he had missed so much in Paris. However, from August until October of that year, he also found suitable subjects in town.