Gilgamesh Meets Vincent Van Gogh - Almond Blossoms (1890)


This painting entitled Almond Blossoms was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1890. This painting depicts Van Gogh's admiration for the almond plant in bloom. Almond Blossoms is one of Vincent Van Gogh's works that was painted as a gift for his nephew Vincent Willem, son of his brother Theodore van Gogh. Earlier in his letter, Theo said that he would name his son after Vincent. The almond tree branches that grow in February in the south of France which marks spring are made by Vincent a symbol of new life. The outline of this Almond Blossoms painting follows the style of Japanese prints.

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