Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vincent Van Gogh "The Blossiming Almond Tree"

In 1809 was the birth of his son, whom he had named Vincent Willem. Van Gogh, who was extremely close to his younger brother, immediately set about making him a painting of his favorite subject: blossoming branches against a blue sky. The gift was meant to hang over the couple’s bed. As a symbol of this new life, Vincent chose an almond tree, which blooms early in southern regions, announcing the coming spring as early as February. I love the colors of this painting and the abstractness feel of it. There are other paintings like this recreated in many different colors which I thought looked nice as well. This is a painting I would consider buying & hanging up in my house.

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