Van Gogh lived from 30 March 1853 until he committed suicide on 29 July 1890. He was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His oeuvre includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He suffered from anxieties and mental illnesses.
Van Gogh painted Korenveld in june 1888 in Arles, France, where he hoped to recover from drink and smoking cough. He was enchanted by the landscape and used it often for his studies.
The floor pattern based on Korenveld is projected on the 20th floor of Castalia in some of the meeting rooms. This is a floor of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. The floor holds a meeting room center.
The 20th floor of Castalia holds a concentration of different kinds of meeting rooms. There are closed meeting rooms, open meeting areas, high seating, low seating and a standing meeting room. The rooms are transparant, warm and dynamic. Original details like the oval glass ceiling have been maintained.
20th floor meeting rooms