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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Arles

Almond Tree in Blossom by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's Almond Tree in Blossom is an oil on canvas (19x14 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh painted Almond Tree in Blossom in 1888. Van Gogh adapted every effect in his reach to serve the purpose of the painting -- portraying the spectacle of nature coming into full flower.

Painting in the orchards freed van Gogh's approach from the analytical path he had established as a mode of self-education in Paris. He now worked with unprecedented spontaneity, dabbing color, building impasto, and painting with broken and calligraphic strokes uninhibited by his previous concern for prevailing theory or technique.

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The arrival of summer in Arles, France, influenced a change in van Gogh's color palette. Note the bright colors in the next painting, Field of Flowers near Arles.

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