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The pink orchard

Vincent van GoghMarch 1888 - 1888

Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum

In the spring of 1888, van Gogh wrote: 'I'm in a fury of work as the trees are in blossom and I wanted to do a Provence orchard of tremendous gaiety.' (See letter to Theo van Gogh, 3 April 1888).

He worked on tirelessly: in barely a month he painted an entire series of flowering trees, done in loose brushstrokes.

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