Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & the Olive Orchard—the Art of the Faraway

VAN GOGH & THE OLIVE ORCHARD

THE ART OF THE FARAWAY

 

Vincent van Gogh, The Olive Orchard, detail, 1889, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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.

Vincent van Gogh, full painting

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