Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Vincent van Gogh - Trees part1

Self-Portrait 1889 oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm
Having recently looked at Vincent van Gogh's flower paintings (see December 2012) I thought I'd take at look at his tree-related works as well. This is part one of a 2-part post:

1882 Edge of a Wood oil on canvas

1882 Study of a Tree pencil & chalk on paper

1882 Girl in the Woods oil on canvas

1884 Avenue of Poplars at Sunset  oil on canvas

1885 Autumn Landscape oil on canvas

1885 Autumn Landscape with Four Trees oil on canvas 64 x 89 cm

1885 Lane with Poplars near Nuenen oil on canvas 97.5 x 78 cm

1886 In the Bois de Boulogne oil on canvas 46.4 x 36.8 cm

1887 Chestnut Tree in Bloom oil on canvas

1887 Path in the Woods oil on canvas 46 x 38.5 cm

Trees and Undergrowth is the subject of paintings that Vincent Van Gogh made in Paris, Saint-Rémy and Auvers, between 1887 and 1890. Before becoming an artist Van Gogh wrote romantically about ivy, whether climbing up the walls of a cottage or catching rays of sunshine through trees on the forest floor. His letters evoked and made reference to a favoured Charles Dickens poem, "Ivy Green".

1887 Trees and Undergrowth oil on canvas 46.5 x 55.5 cm

1887 Trees and Undergrowth oil on canvas 46 x 36 cm

1887 Undergrowth oil on canvas 32 x 46 cm

1887 Undergrowth oil on canvas 46 x 38 cm

1887 Trees in a Field on a Sunny Day oil on canvas

1888 A Lane in the Public Garden at Arles oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

1888 Apricot Tree in Bloom oil on canvas

1888 Avenue of Plane Trees near Arles Station oil on canvas

1888 Garden with Weeping Willow oil on canvas 60.5 x 73.5 cm

1888 Les Alychamps oil on canvas 92 x 73.5 cm

1888 Les Alychamps oil on canvas 93 x 72 cm

1888 Orchard in Bloom oil on canvas

1888 Orchard with Blossoming Plum Trees oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

1888 Orchard in Blossom oil on canvas

1888 Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom oil on canvas 65 x 81 cm

1888 Orchard in Blossom oil on canvas

1888 Peach Trees in Blossom oil on canvas 73 x 59.5 cm

1888 Peach Trees in Blossom oil on canvas 80.5 x 59.5 cm

1888 Pear Tree in Blossom oil on canvas 73 x 46 cm

1888 Public Park with Weeping Willow, The Poet's Garden oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

1888 Pollard Willow with Setting Sun oil on canvasboard 31.5 x 34.5 cm

1888 The Public Park at Arles oil on canvas 72 x 93 cm

1888 The Pink Orchard oil on canvas 64.5 x 80.5 cm

1888 Trunk of an Old Yew Tree oil on canvas

1889 Avenue with Flowering Chestnut Trees oil on canvas 72.5 x 92 cm

1889 Cypresses with Two Women oil on canvas 92 x 73 cm

1889 Landscape with Trees and Figures oil on canvas 49.9 x 65.4 cm

1889 Cypresses oil on canvas 93.3 x 74 cm

1889 Large Plane Trees oil on canvas 71 x 93 cm

1889 Large Plane Trees oil on canvas 73.5 x 92 cm

1889 Mulberry Tree oil on canvas 54 x 65 cm

1889 Lilacs oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm
Van Gogh identified three olive tree paintings made in June, the second month of his stay at the asylum.

1889 Olive Grove (1 June) oil on canvas 73 x 93 cm

1889 Olive Grove (2 June) Bright Blue Sky oil on canvas 45.5 x 59.5 cm

1889 Olive Grove (3 June) oil on canvas 72 x 92 cm

5 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for this queue of paintings that inspire me.
    Thanks to Vincent as well.

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  3. Thank you both Stefanie and Joan for your kind comments, and thank you for looking.

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  4. Thanks so much for this!

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