A beautifully produced book for art lovers and nature enthusiasts illuminating van Gogh’s belief that painting should “celebrate the finest qualities of nature”.
Vincent van Gogh felt a profound empathy with the natural environment and considered the “spiritual essence” of trees to be comparable with that of human figures.
This superbly illustrated book traces van Gogh’s development as a painter of trees, from the distinctive pollard willows of his home province of North Brabant to the cypress and olive trees of Provence to the parks of Paris.
From delicate drawings in pencil and ink and subtle, Pointillist-inspired paintings to stylized, boldly colored depictions of single trees, groves, and landscapes, the oils and sketches reproduced here are a testament to the artist’s poetic sensibility and great talent in capturing nature.
- Author: Ralph Skea
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: May 2013