Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun - Vincent Van Gogh - 1889

Artwork Information

TitleOlive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun
ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions92.7 x 73.7 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationThe Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Created Saint-rémy-de-provence, France

About Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun

“Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun” is a renowned artwork by Vincent Van Gogh, created in 1889 as an oil on canvas during the Post-Impressionism movement. This landscape painting measures 92.7 x 73.7 cm and is currently housed at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Van Gogh painted this piece in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, capturing the essence of the landscape through his bold and expressive use of color and form.

The artwork presents an animated and vivid scene of olive trees under a swirling, yellow sky, dominated by a bright, circular sun. The contours of the olive trees are rendered with energetic brushstrokes, creating a sense of motion in the leaves and branches. The ground is depicted with undulating lines in shades of orange, brown, and blue, suggesting the earthy terrain of the grove. In the distance, a hint of blue mountains rises against the lighter sky. Van Gogh’s signature post-impressionistic style is evident through the use of thick paint and dynamic, gestural application, emphasizing the emotional and psychological intensity of the landscape over realistic representation.

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