Cypresses (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

Cypresses - Vincent Van Gogh - 1889

Artwork Information

ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumInk on Paper
Dimensions62.3 x 46.8 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationBrooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US
Location Created Saint-rémy-de-provence, France

About Cypresses

The artwork “Cypresses” by Vincent Van Gogh, dating back to 1889, is a compelling sketch and study executed using ink on paper. This piece is part of the Post-Impressionism movement and measures 62.3 x 46.8 cm. It currently resides in the Brooklyn Museum located in New York City, NY, US, although it was created in Saint-rémy-de-provence, France. The artwork exudes the vivid expression and emotive strength characteristic of Van Gogh’s oeuvre.

In detail, the artwork features a swirling mass of cypress trees, which are depicted using dynamic, curling lines that convey a sense of movement and energy. The trees stand tall and seemingly in motion against a sketched background that suggests a landscape without diverting attention from the central motif. The drawing beautifully captures the essence and form of the cypress tree, a subject often associated with Van Gogh and indicative of his interest in the natural world. There is a rhythmic quality to the strokes, and though monochromatic, the artwork communicates a textured and almost tangible vitality.

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