Painted at the end of the artist’s life, the artist described the scene as Edenic. While suffering mental illness, he did most of his work during periods of sanity. During his final months he was painting nearly a canvas a day, including this work. “The trunks of the violet poplars cross the landscape perpendicularly like columns,” and Van Gogh added in a letter, “the depth of the understory is blue, and under the big trunks the grass blooms with flowers in white, rose, yellow, and green.”
Explore the details within this painting, and how the artist capture the essence of flowers with quick and deliberate brushwork.