Olive trees by Vincent Van Gogh

Olive trees by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh loved to draw olive trees and cypress trees. They were for Van Gogh one of the places of his inspiration. The artist loved nature with hot and passionate love, gave her the most attention in his work. Creating a canvas, he used only four colors – blue, green, yellow and purple.

Van Gogh wrote olive gardens that were in front of his house, as he often said. Admiring the natural beauty, giving her all her soul. He could spend all his paint, canvas and money in a few days, creating his own landscapes. On the canvas with an olive grove, on the yellowed grass, one can judge that autumn has come. Vegetation has dried up, but green olives are reminiscent of warmth.

The picture is written with strong and rhythmic strokes. It seems that the artist wrote it in a couple of hours. The adjoining grass and uneven crowns of olives tell us that the weather was windy. Nature prepares for the approaching winter and sleep. Autumn is the time of withering and harvesting. Impressions of the unity of lines are created, the sky smoothly passes into the crowns of olives, the curved trunks of which grow into grass and earth. But the contrast of colors is pronounced.

The picture is moving, the landscape is real. For the image of olive leaves, Van Gogh used dark green strokes; in turn, the artist preferred to represent the trunks in a blend of blue and violet tones.

The canvas with an olive grove refers to the era of neo-impressionism.

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