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Vincent Van Gogh moved to southern France after staying a year in an asylum in Saint-Rémy. The artist was attracted to the landscapes of this rural area and portrayed them in many paintings and drawings.
This painting, Harvest at La Crau with Montmajour in the Background was made during this final period of the artist’s life. He had adapted his color pallet with more luminous tonalities than before, giving this painting a gentle touch. The composition of the painting is simple but captivating. A diagonal road appears on the bottom right of the canvas, followed by a line of vegetation and a fence in the same direction. The blossoming peach trees also follow the same path, reinforcing the linear perspective of the painting. However, Van Gogh also skillfully guides the viewer's eye into the distance using atmospheric perspective—starting at the pale peach blossoms, in the foreground, past the red-roofed houses, and finally taking us to the intensely blue color of the mountains on the far horizon.
The extraordinary color pallet gives this painting the life of spring. The road is brown with specks of blue and yellow as if it were reflecting the colors of the sky. The yellow-green fence and some areas of the green, ochre, and brownfield also portray smudges of vivid blue. The peach trees pop to the viewer's eyes as the painter uses white and pink to complement with the adjacent colors of the field. The trees almost mimic the white clouds portrayed in the blue, purple, green and yellow sky. The houses are painted with ochre walls and warm brown roof tiles.
This particular spring scene, La Crau With Peach Trees In Blossom was also painted in Harvest at La Crau with Montmajour in the Background, in a different angle and season. As a Post-Impressionist, it was important to Van Gogh to paint en plein air—in other words, painting outside, observing optical effects natural light has on figures and landscapes.
Van Gogh was greatly inspired by the Japanese art brought to Europe at the time, mainly woodcut prints. By collecting prints and reading about the Orient, he painted the French landscapes with his vision of this mysterious world. We can observe certain aesthetic elements Van Gogh uses that come from the Japanese influence, like bright colors, unusual compositions, and dark contours.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of La Crau With Peach Trees In Blossom, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of La Crau With Peach Trees In Blossom 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.
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