Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Vincent van Gogh - Trees part 1

Self-Portrait 1889 
oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm

Having recently looked at Vincent van Gogh's flower paintings (see index) 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 and 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

6 comments:

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

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