Painted as a symbol of budding life in celebration of his nephew’s birth, Vincent Van Gogh’s exquisite “Almond Blossom” captured the beauty of flowers which were often a source for his inspiration. A post-Impressionist Master and tormented artist, Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was uplifted when he painted outdoors, surrounded by nature. Producing all of his works within a decade, his output one year totaled 150 paintings and drawings. Ironically only selling one painting while he was alive, Van Gogh’s profound influence on the art world is unsurpassed.
The brilliant artwork of post-Impressionist Dutch Master Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) powerfully impacted countless artistic movements. Producing all of his works within a decade, Van Gogh’s output in just one year totaled 150 paintings and drawings. Van Gogh painted outdoors with a special talent for capturing the subtleties of nighttime light and shadow. He suffered from lifelong bouts with mental illness yet created many of his masterpieces while institutionalized. Selling only one painting during his lifetime, Van Gogh has endured as one of the last century’s most influential artists.