2. About the work
Almond Blossom is an oil on canvas painted in February
1890 in Sanit- Rémy de Provence by the Dutch painter
Vincent Van Gogh, inspired by Japanese wood cuts, the
theme of blossoming branches against a blue sky was one
of Van Gogh’s favorites.
3. About the work
Meaning of the work
The painting was a gift to his brother Theo and his wife , Jo,
after he was informed of the birth of their son, Vincent
Willem named after the painter.
4. The painter also wanted to
capture a possible new life for
himself and his artistic future,
although as we know, the artist
died only three months after
finishing this masterpiece.
Spring come to Arles and influenced
by Japanese engravings, Van Gogh
painted this, to new life, to nature.
Light seems to radiate from the
Instead of revisiting the still life, it
shows white branches of almond
trees against a blue sky.
6. Personal meaning of the work
This work, in the last days of mi life, takes on a very
special meaning for important reasons, from my
renaissance feeling, wich is a current that I like very much.
It is special because at this moment I
am going through circumstances that
are very difficult for me to talk about
by name but in a few words, they
remind me of people who left a very
important mark on me.
The blossoming trees herald the
beginning of spring and new life.