“I left Paris very, very upset, quite ill and almost an alcoholic through overdoing it.”
(Letter 695 to Paul Gauguin)
In early 1888 Van Gogh escapes the deadening Parisian winter in search of the light and colour of the South.
Visitors enter a dark and confined passage with clattering city sounds, expressing the depression and malaise Van Gogh experiences in Paris during the winter of 1887 - 1888.
Subtle floor lighting guides visitors through the darkness.