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Inspired by the work of his friend, collaborator, and frequent-correspond, Paul Gaugin, Vincent Van Gogh's created a truly epiphanic reproduction of a natural scene in Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun.
The artist sat day and night in the olive groves, striving to translate in paint the interplay of light and shade, and the loaded symbolism of the olive tree. His aforementioned friends had recently created variations on the theme of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane, where the Biblical figure faced his betrayal at the hands of Judas. Van Gogh, however, attempted to express the lingering anguish of the scene while avoiding any reference to Jesus. Completed in the last year of his life, in mid- to late- 1889, Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun captures the ubiquitous olive trees of the Provence countryside that so captivated his imagination and drove the creation of his most renowned works.
In one of his frequent letters to his brother Theo, Van Gogh paired his variations on the subject of the olive groves with the series of paintings of starry skies he created around the same time. He declared the olive series to be a daylight partner to The Starry Night, avoiding any adherence to photographic reproduction, and stressing color patterns derived from the rhythms of nature. With the broad outlines influenced by the woodblock traditions of Hokusai, and the idiosyncratic detail of his Irises, Van Gogh painted the world outside the doors of his asylum in which he was committed for treatment. His confinement led to the most prodigious phase of production in his life, painting over 150 canvases before his breakdowns became more frequent and debilitating. His work of the time is haunting and hopeful, optimistic and ominous, refined in its presence and devastating in effect.
With a vibrant color palette, Van Gogh brings life to this sunny landscape. The earth is red-brown and orange, as the sun casts a light blue and black shadow. The tree trunks are brown with black and marked contours. The mountains in the far background is a small area for the viewer to cool down, painted in light blue — as the shadows. The sky is bright yellow with specks of circular brush strokes, and features a sun with an orange halo.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Olive Trees With Yellow Sky And Sun, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Olive Trees With Yellow Sky And Sun 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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