Vincent Van Gogh admits himself into an asylum in Saint-Rémy in 1888 for almost a year, after arguing with his friend and studio companion, Paul Gauguin. This was a challenging period for the Post-Impressionist, as he was weak and very ill. In the asylum, the artist felt he differed from the other patients for he always desired to work. After regaining a bit of his health, he was allowed to roam the surroundings, as he wished to continue painting en plein air – in other words, he painted outside to capture the natural light.
He concluded Tree Trunks in the Grass during the end of his stay at the asylum and featured a recurring theme in his work, the undergrowth. His loneliness is depicted in the painting Undergrowth with Two Figures, where he paints a couple standing in the middle of the woods, darkening the horizon.
He radically changes the view on landscapes when he refuses to look into the horizon and portrays the ground in great detail, in Tree Trunks in the Grass. This particular painting shows the bottom part of a large tree trunk in the forefront. A field of wild grass and vegetation leads the viewer's eyes to the background – with the back and forth of the random tree trunks. The Post-Impressionist simply cuts out the horizon and sky in a distinct point of view. The trees leading to the far background give a beautiful sense of perspective and inserts the viewer inside the woods and under the grand trees.
Van Gogh uses contrasting light and dark areas as well as contrasting complementary colors to create unity in this oil painting. The main tree, positioned on the left side of the canvas, has a dark base color and is highlighted with loose brush strokes of green and yellow, along with specks of blue and red. The overall green field is bathed in golden sunlight. Blue, white, yellow, and orange wildflowers are scattered all over the field, bringing live and vibrant atmosphere to the painting. The far background depicts areas of shades and dark tree trunks in green and black, with blue highlights. Van Gogh worked with thick layers of paint, which gives his paintings an almost three-dimensional look. The dark contours and unusual composition used in many of his late works were influenced by the Japanese woodcut prints.
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