Van Gogh’s Saint-Remy Olive Trees

Van Gogh spent a year living in the asylum at Saint Remy de Provence. Though it was a turbulent time in his life it was a very prolific one artistically. Van Gogh created numerous paintings, frequently turning his attention to the land outside the asylum. During this time he created a series of at least 15 paintings of olive trees. Van Gogh found beauty in the olive trees, he wrote to Theo at the end of April, 1889 and said, “Oh, my dear Theo, if you saw the olives just now…The leaves, old silver and silver turning to green against the blue. And the orange-coloured ploughed earth. It is something …..

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An Impressive Van Gogh Art Assignment

Self-taught artist, Okke Weerstand, has a passion for sculpting. In each piece he tries to ‘catch’ the emotion, feeling and movement of the subject. One of the artists who has inspired Weerstand is Vincent van Gogh, so when he received the request to work with his uncle, Geert Weerstand, on a joint project for a new building for the Vincent van Gogh College in Assen, The Netherlands, he was happy to oblige. The art assignment for the Van Gogh College was a considerable undertaking which consisted of a mosaic, a Van Gogh table, sculptures and an art project with 50 students from the college. The glass mosaic, measuring 10 meters …..

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Van Gogh’s Haystacks and Wheatfields

When you think of paintings of haystacks you frequently think of Claude Monet and his Haystacks series. However, Vincent van Gogh painted haystacks as well in his paintings, Haystacks in Provence (1888) and Haystacks under a Rainy Sky (1890).     Along with the haystack paintings, throughout his career, Van Gogh created numerous paintings of wheat fields. Some of these paintings can be used to see the progression of Van Gogh’s techniques over the years, from his early Sheaves of Wheat in a Field (1885) and Wheat Field with a Lark (1887) to his later works like Wheat Field Behind Saint-Paul Hospital (1889) and Wheatfield with Crows (1890). We see …..

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