Posts Tagged ‘The Shining’

So Which is the Asylum?

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

There is an affinity between the interiors of the mental asylum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, as painted by Van Gogh in 1889 (first photo), and an old office building housing a government bureaucracy in Washington, DC (second photo). 







Most will agree the first building is more attractive.  At least Van Gogh could make something of it.  What artist would choose as a subject  the second cold corridor?   The only person I can think of is Stanley Kubrick.   A still from The Shining