Landscape of grove of olive trees and their cast shadows in foreground, mountain looms in background, intense sun and dazzling light dominates the sky. No signature.

Olive Trees, 1889

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This is one of fifteen canvases of olive trees that van Gogh executed between June and December of 1889. Earlier that year he had interned himself in the asylum of St-Paul, in the town of St-Rémy in southern France, where he would create his most profound works. The vibrant oranges and yellows suggest that the picture dates to the autumn months. Van Gogh left St-Rémy in May 1890, moving to Auvers, near Paris, where he continued to paint until his death by suicide in July.

Details
Title
Olive Trees
Artist Life
1853 - 1890
Role
Artist
Accession Number
51.7
Landscape of grove of olive trees and their cast shadows in foreground, mountain looms in background, intense sun and dazzling light dominates the sky. No signature.