After leaving the hospital of Saint-Rémy, in May 1890, Van Gogh moved back north. He spent the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, painting the hilly countryside and wheatfields around the village, and the rustic cottages characteristic of Auvers. In a group of works of an unusual narrow horizontal format -- Landscape at Twilight and Wheatfield with Crows -- perhaps intended as a decorative series, he explored the variety of moods conveyed by different weather conditions.
Although his reputation was growing, Van Gogh was increasingly depressed by his condition, which often prevented him from painting; he committed suicide on July 27, 1890.
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