View of Arles, Flowering Orchards

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View of Arles, flowering orchards
Original title, in French: Vue d'Arles, vergers en fleurs, Title in German: Blick auf Arles, blühende obstgärten
View of Arles, flowering orchards
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year 1889
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 72 cm × 92 cm (28.3 in × 36.2 in)
Location Neue Pinakothek, Munich

View of Arles, Flowering Orchards is a painting by Vincent van Gogh, executed in spring 1889, one of several paintings he produced in his Flowering Orchards series while living in Arles.

Description[edit]

It supplies a view across a canal and the poplars on its board towards the historical center of Arles, with the towers of Saint-Trophime and College St Charles to the left, contrasted by recent building of the Caserne Calvin, housing the Zouave Regiment, to the right.[1]

Van Gogh was acquainted with several of the Zouave officers, painted one in native uniform, and his portrait of Lieutenant Milliet is known as The Lover.[2]

Poplar trees still stand along the canal, today, but the orchards and the Caserne are gone.

Displays[edit]

Van Gogh incorporated this painting in his selection of works to be displayed at Les XX, in Bruxelles 1890.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorn, R (1990). Décoration: Vincent van Gogh's Werkreihe für das Gelbe Haus in Arles. Hildesheim, Zürich & New York: Georg Olms Verlag. pp. 469–470. ISBN 3-487-09098-8. 
  2. ^ "Portraits by Vincent van Gogh". Wikipedia. 2016-12-23. 

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