Undergrowth

Undergrowth

"Since I have been here, I have had enough work with the overgrown garden with its large pine trees, under which there grows tall and poorly-tended grass, mixed with all kinds of periwinkle."
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Painting Date
15th of July 1889
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Dating of this piece is difficult as neither Vincent nor Theo mention it specifically.

Courtesy of Wikipedia:

Van Gogh explored the grounds of the asylum where he found an overgrown garden. He wrote, “Since I have been here, I have had enough work with the overgrown garden with its large pine trees, under which there grows tall and poorly-tended grass, mixed with all kinds of periwinkle.”  (in a letter from Vincent to Theo in May of 1889) The paintings are of growth below ivy covered trees.[3]

Van Gogh Museum says of Undergrowth with Ivy (F745): “The effect of light and shade created an almost abstract pattern, with small arcs of paint covering the entire surface of the canvas.”[3] The second Undergrowth with Ivy painting (F746), also of undergrowth beneath trees, is made with small brushstrokes to create a blurred image that also shows the effect of light shining through the shaded trees.[4]

Ivy, originally Le Lierre is a painting Van Gogh made May 1889.[5] He incorporated the first version in his selection of works to be displayed at Les XXBrussels, in 1890.[6]

 

Painting, Oil on Canvas – Size 49 x 64 cm – Size 15 Paysage
Saint-Rémy: July, 1889
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 745, JH: 1764

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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