Pink Peach Tree in Blossom – in memory of Mauve

Pink Peach Tree in Blossom – in memory of Mauve

the one I brought home today would possibly appeal to you — it’s a dug-over patch of ground in an orchard, a wicker fence and two peach trees in full bloom, pink against a sparkling blue sky with white clouds and in sunshine. You may well see it, since I’ve decided to send this one to Jet Mauve. I’ve written on it" Souvenir de Mauve Vincent & Theo Now I know very well that I could also have found such a subject elsewhere, but when I think that many painters will do the same I reckon it by no means immaterial to work in nature which, although it’s the same as at home in subject and fact, is undoubtedly much richer and more colorful." To Willemien van Gogh. Arles, on or about Friday, 30 March 1888
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30th of March 1888
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“By next year — when the World Exhibition will be held— I have to make a mass of things, because my friends will certainly also not fail to have a great many interesting things on hand. Not that I or any of the painters with whom I’m more especially friendly will exhibit with the others, but an open exhibition will probably be staged alongside the official one at that time. Now here, for instance, at this moment, I have 6 paintings of blossoming fruit trees. And the one I brought home today would possibly appeal to you — it’s a dug-over patch of ground in an orchard, a wicker fence and two peach trees in full bloom, pink against a sparkling blue sky with white clouds and in sunshine. You may well see it, since I’ve decided to send this one to Jet Mauve. I’ve written on it”
Souvenir de Mauve
Vincent & Theo

Now I know very well that I could also have found such a subject elsewhere, but when I think that many painters will do the same I reckon it by no means immaterial to work in nature which, although it’s the same as at home in subject and fact, is undoubtedly much richer and more colorful.”

To Willemien van Gogh. Arles, on or about Friday, 30 March 1888

 

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 73 x 59.5 cm
Arles: March 30, 1888
Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 394, JH: 1379

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Arles

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