Photo of the Day

Picture of a woman painting next to an open window in a psychiatric hospital in France
August 15, 2021

Art Therapy

Artist Vincent van Gogh spent a year in a psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, where he painted the landscapes he saw outside his window. Today, the hospital is still functioning, and in this photo from the October 1997 issue, a woman uses art to work through her mental illness.
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, Nat Geo Image Collection

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