About the exhibition
In spring 2022, the Van Gogh Museum is dedicating an exhibition to the important series of paintings that Vincent van Gogh made during his year-long stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Van Gogh was fascinated by the ever-changing ambiance and colours of the olive trees, which are so highly characteristic of the Southern French landscape. Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is the first exhibition to explore the significance of olive trees to Van Gogh, and what he set out to achieve when painting this remarkable series.
The exhibition reveals how Van Gogh experimented with different techniques, colours and compositions. He used swirling and rhythmic brushstrokes, working with bold contours, stylised forms and carefully-considered colour combinations.