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The Pink Orchard by Vincent van Gogh

    The Pink Orchard by Vincent van Gogh

    The Pink Orchard by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1888. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 65 x 81 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Van Gogh went on to produce no fewer than fourteen paintings of fruit trees in blossom in the space of a month. He hoped his orchard paintings would sell. To his brother Theo he wrote, ‘You know these subjects are among the ones that cheer everyone up.’ (Read more in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam)

    About the Artist: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. His interest in art began at a young age. Constant Cornelis Huijsmans, who had been a successful artist in Paris, taught the students at Tilburg. His philosophy was to reject technique in favour of capturing the impressions of things, particularly nature or common objects. Van Gogh’s profound unhappiness seems to have overshadowed the lessons, which had little effect. In March 1868, he abruptly returned home. He later wrote that his youth was “austere and cold, and sterile”… Read more

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