VAN GOGH & THE OLIVE ORCHARD
THE ART OF THE FARAWAY
It is a canvas done from memory after the study of the same size made on the spot, because I want something far away, like a vague memory softened by time.
Vincent van Gogh, Letter to brother Theo, December 15, 1889, Saint-Remy, France
The Olive Orchard above is one of the approximately 18 works that Van Gogh (1853-1890) created on this subject; at the time he was institutionalized at the mental hospital or Saint-Paul Asylum located at Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
The image in this blog is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.