This painting is an explosion of colour. Virtually all of the shades of blue and green in Van Gogh's palette are included in the background of this still life. Over that, Vincent van Gogh added brushstrokes in contrasting colours: yellow, orange, red and pink. He used the same colour combinations for the apples in the foreground, but then in reverse: first the warm tones, followed by the cool green and blue accents. This is how Van Gogh created unity in the picture.


  • Title: Apples
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: September 1887 - October 1887
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Type: Still life
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Apples

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