Also on these boards
Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Flowering Orchard, 1888. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1956 (56.13) | This is one of a series of fourteen blossoming orchard paintings. That it includes a scythe and rake makes it one of only two orchards that allude to human presence or labor. The motif and Van Gogh's stylized treatment are related to Japanese prints #spring
Van Gogh 1889."Cypresses" was painted in late June 1889, shortly after Van Gogh began his yearlong voluntary stay as a patient in the asylum in Saint-Rémy. The subject, which he found "as beautiful of line and proportion as an Egyptian obelisk," both captivated and challenged the artist: "It is a splash of black in a sunny landscape, but it is one of the most interesting black notes, and the most difficult to hit off exactly that I can imagine."