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Subjects : Garden, Landscape
Keywords : Asia, Asian, France, Holland, Impressionism, Japan, Japanese, Japonism, Painting, field, fruit tree, garden, landscape, oil, oil, olive tree, orchard, Painting, textile art, tree
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Olive Orchard mid-June

The Field of Olive Trees (Olijfgaard, in Dutch) is a postimpressionist oil painting on canvas by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), painted in mid-June 1889 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This work is one of a series depicting olive groves in Provence, and is kept at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, in the Netherlands. Vincent van Gogh spent a year at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole monastery in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where he had been treated for his attacks of dementia and despair since May 1889. He was fascinated by the beauty of the landscapes of Saint-Rémy, the quality of the light and the serenity of the place and its surroundings, which inspired a major part of his work during his 53 weeks in hospital, with 143 oil paintings and over 100 drawings. When he was allowed out to paint, he often took his easel to the surrounding olive groves of the monastery, which he could see from his bedroom window, and painted at least eighteen pictures. He painted the undulating, tortured forms of the trunks and branches of the olive trees in his canvases with energetic, swirling strokes of blue, yellow, green and silver-grey, with black outlines: "There are very beautiful fields of olive trees here, whose leaves are grey and silver like pollarded willows..." he wrote to his mother Anna-Cornelia van Gogh. He told his brother Theo van Gogh: "I am not going to paint Christ in the Garden of Olives, but an olive harvest as it can be seen today"; and by giving the human figure its proper place, it [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the post-impressionism style.


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