Description of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove”

Description of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh Olive Grove

The picture is painted in oil on canvas in 1889, a year before the artist’s death.

Was created while living in San Remy. Pictures of Van Gogh for the second century have amazed everyone who sees them. They carry the world of dreams and the world of the present. The olive grove is one of a series of paintings where the artist paints lush, spreading gardens.

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, I used only four colors – it is blue, green, yellow and purple.

Van Gogh wrote olive gardens, which were in front of his house, which he often spoke of. Admiring the natural beauty, giving her all his soul. In a few days he could spend all his paints, canvases and money, creating his landscapes. On the canvas with an olive grove, on the yellowed grass can be judged that autumn has come. The rationality has already dried up, but the green olives are reminiscent of heat.

Van Gogh portrayed a gloomy, heavy sky that hangs over an olive grove. By its shade one can understand that it is nearing rain. The picture is written in strong and rhythmic strokes.

It seems that the artist wrote it for a couple of hours. The adjoining grass and uneven olive crowns tell us that the weather was windy. Nature is preparing for the upcoming winter and sleep. Autumn is a time of wilting and harvesting. One gets the impression of unity of lines, the sky smoothly turns into olive crowns, the curved trunks of which grow into grass and earth. But the color contrast is pronounced.

The picture seems to be moving, the landscape is textured. Van Gogh used dark-green brushstrokes to depict the leaves of the olive; in turn, the artist chose to depict trunks by mixing blue and violet tones.

Cloth with olive grove belongs to the era of neo-impressionism.

The painting is in the museums of Vincent Van Gogh in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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