1. razorshapes:

    Vincent van Gogh’s Letters

    Translated extracts from the letters:

    Small pear tree in blossom (1888), and letter to his brother Theo (images 3 and 4): ”…The small pear tree has a purple trunk and white flowers, a large yellow butterfly on one of the clumps.

    On the left, in the corner, a little garden with a border of yellow reeds and green bushes and a flowerbed. A small pink house.

    So there are the details of the decoration of orchards in blossom, which I was intending for you.

    But the last 3 canvases exist only in a provisional state, and are supposed to represent a very large orchard with a border of cypresses and large pear trees and apple trees.”

     Field with flowers near Arles (1888), and letter to his brother Theo (images 5 and 6): "…If they don’t mow the meadow I’d like to do this study again, because the subject matter was really beautiful and I had trouble finding the composition. A little town surrounded by countryside entirely covered in yellow and purple flowers. That would really be a Japanese dream, you know."

     Detail from The Sower (1888) with van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo (images 7 and 8): "…Here’s a croquis of the latest canvas I’m working on, another sower. Immense lemon yellow disc for the sun. Green-yellow sky with pink clouds. The field is violet, the sower and the tree Prussian Blue." 

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  2. Vincent van Gogh(Dutch, 1853–1890)

    Marsh with Water Lillies    1881

    Ink on paper

    (Source: wikipaintings.org)

  3. Vincent van Gogh(Dutch, 1853–1890)

    Landscape near Montmajour with Train    1888

    Chalk and ink on paper

    (Source: wikipaintings.org)

  4. Vincent van Gogh(Dutch, 1853–1890)

    Winter Garden   1884

    Pencil, pen in brown ink (originally black), on wove paper

    (Source: wikipaintings.org)

  5. Vincent van Gogh(Dutch, 1853–1890)

    Country Road    1890

    Pencil, pen and brush in brown (originally black) ink, opaque white watercolour, on laid paper

  6. Vincent van Gogh(Dutch, 1853–1890)

    Country Lane with Trees    1882


    (Source: wikipaintings.org)


  7. "Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."
    — Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890, Netherlands/France)

    (Source: artchipel)

  8. drawingdetail:

    Vincent van Gogh, Hill with the Ruins of Montmajour, 1888. Ink on paper, 47.5 x 59 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

  9. Vincent van Gogh

    Orchard in Bloom with Poplars 1889

    oil on canvas

  10. litverve:

    Vincent van Gogh, Landscape at Dusk, 1885

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  11. Vincent van Gogh

    Pollard Birches 1884

    Pencil, ink, and opaque watercolor

  12. Vincent van Gogh

    The Bench 1882

    Pencil, pen and brown ink on paper