Women Picking Olives by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1889. The painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The size of the work is 72,7 x 91,4 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
At the end of 1889, Van Gogh painted three versions of this picture. He described the first as a study from nature “more colored with more solemn tones” (private collection) and the second as a studio rendition in a “very discreet range” of colors (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.). The present work, the most resolved and stylized of the three, was intended for his sister and mother, to whom Van Gogh wrote: “I hope that the painting of the women in the olive trees will be a little to your taste—I sent [a] drawing of it to Gauguin, . . . and he thought it good. . . .” (read more in Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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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