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“Paint Like” Van Gogh: Almond Blossoms

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Christine Holton
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Large blossom branches like those in Almond Blossoms (1890), painted against a blue sky were one of Vincent Van Gogh's favorite subjects. Almond trees flower early in the spring making them a symbol of new life. Van Gogh created this work as a gift to celebrate his brother, Theo's, newborn son. He borrowed the subject, the bold outlines and the positioning of the tree in the picture plane from Japanese printmaking.

Contact: Kevin Erixson