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In late 1888, after struggling with his mental and psychological health, Vincent Van Gogh admits himself in an asylum in Saint-RÃ©my. After regaining a bit of his health, he is permitted to wander the surroundings to interact with nature. During this period, he paints many landscapes with poplars, cypress, and olive trees — attributing different personal meaning to each one.
During one of these outings, Van Gogh paints Olive Grove II, and it is one of almost 20 different paintings with this theme. This was a particular subject for the artist as he saw it as nearly divine and sacred, representing the circle of life and death. In the past, the Post-Impressionist artists wished to become a minister and help others. He found the olive trees mysterious and wrote to Theo in a letter about the secretive ruffle sounds they made in the wind and how he was fascinated by that.
The Olive Grove II vividly bursts in contrasting oil paint pigments. Van Gogh found it very difficult to portray the nuances of colors but most probably achieved his goal in this work. The blue tree trunks have almost silver areas of light that are brought to light even more after he applies thick dark contours to the figures. The way the artist directs his brush strokes gives the whole scene more movement as if a gust of wind was pushing the branches and leaves from side to side. He uses the same style of brush stroke in the leaves and the sky, making it look like one blend into the other. This could be because of how he believed that you make a connection to the divine while in nature — especially while in an olive grove.
Some areas of the grass are similar to the sky and leaves as well, but form gathered groups of shades of green, fading into yellow and golden areas. The leaves portray the same green as the grass, as well as shades of yellow and blue for a better sense of depth. The composition is worked in a very modern way: there is no visible horizon line, only more tree trunks in the distance. The way Van Gogh paints this landscape makes the whole canvas look slanted as if someone stumbled while taking a picture.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Olive Grove II, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Olive Grove II 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.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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