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Vincent Van Gogh and the Mulberry Tree

In this essay I plan to examine the background of Van Gogh’s painting the Mulberry Tree. I will also describe where the painting is displayed today, as well as discuss how it fits in with the concepts and other works of art we have discussed during lecture. First, I will start by giving the painting a context in history by discussing its background. The Mulberry Tree was painted in 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh during his stay at the asylum in Saint Remy. It is oil on canvas and currently resides at the Norton-Simon museum in Pasadena, California. All of this information is available at the museum upon viewing the painting, but the fact that such a beautiful piece of…

Van Gogh Art

Van Gogh worked as missionary in Belgium (mining region) where he began to sketch people and study art but started drawing from early age which he then decided he wanted to become an artist. He started painting in his late 20’s. Van Gogh completed over 1,000 drawings in total and regarded drawing as a basic task enabling him to grow artistically and to study form and movement. Drawing was also a means of channelling his depression. The art movement he was linked with was Postimpressionism which is the development of French art, using vivid colours, thick application of paint, distinctive brush strokes, but more emphasized to geometric forms. His influences were; Jean François Millet (French) Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch) Eugene…

The Van Gogh Sunflowers

The oil on canvas painting titled simply ‘Sunflowers’ (NG) is one of the most famous works of art depicting still life. Also called Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, the original painting is currently housed in the collection of the National Gallery in London, England. The 92. 1 x 73cm oil painting was created by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) in Arles, in 1888, as one of a series of several sunflower paintings. The sunflowers in the painting are at various stages in the plant’s life cycle symbolic in its relevance to the cycle of human life, from wilting to fresh new bloom and stand in a simple vase on a table. The vase, table and background have also been painted…