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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Blossoming Almond Tree, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Blossoming Almond Tree that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
In celebration of the birth of his nephew, son of his beloved brother Theo, Vincent Van Gogh painted the blooming of a young tree in this positive and delicate work.
The artist's reproduction of the signs of Spring is a studied affirmation of life and an understated exploration of Japanese aesthetic forms. The subtle simplicity of the arrangement, reflecting ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, allows no empty space in the canvas, leaving the individual buds the space to flower. Many of the artist's works of the period display a noticeable influence of Japanese wood cutting and spatial design - the same aesthetic source-material as the Impressionists of Paris Van Gogh had lived amongst a few years previously. During his time in Arles Van Gogh became increasingly interested in the great Hokusai and revealed the artist's love for natural growths which would culminate in such treasures as Irises, Blossoming Almond Tree, and Ears of Wheat.
In Arles Van Gogh became fixated with the play of light against the surfaces of Southern France, yet much of his work of this time is anchored by a physical or spatial plane to bring the scene down to earth. Blossoming Almond Tree, however, appears to hang weightlessly against a pale blue slate, given depth and form only by the dark contours of the branches. The work, sent along with other studies of the same scene to his brother in Paris, was held in high esteem by the artist and his family, and stands out as one of the few works created with a specific individual in mind. The joy, enthusiasm, and celebratory blossoming of the buds are certainly a reaction to Van Gogh's brother's decision to name the new-born son Vincent. It stands as a testament to the presence of Japonism in the Impressionist art scene and as a gracious gesture from a proud Uncle.
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