Van Gogh's emphatic style of brushwork is evident in this work, creating a sense of movement and dynamism in the subject. This work is also an example of the artist's tendency to re-use canvases as this oil painting has been produced on top of another sketch.
Vincent van Gogh
Horse Chestnut Tree in Blossom
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 55.8 x 46.5 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) Photo: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is considered one of the most influential post-impressionist artists in the history of Western art. During his short yet prolific career he developed a highly personal use of colour and brushwork, directly expressing an emotional response to his subject and his inner world.