Tree Trunks in the Grass by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1890. The painting is in Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo. The size of the work is 72,5 x 91,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
He paints with thick and thin lines, solid contours and small circles for the many flowers. The rough bark of the pine trees is rendered almost abstractly, while the grass field with white flowers and the yellow dandelions displays a certain sophistication. By emphasizing the foreground – the trees and the grass – and using a strong diagonal, a powerful spatial effect is created. (Read more in Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo)
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