Van Gogh in detail
Three versions of the same painting?
Why did Van Gogh make three almost identical paintings of women picking olives?
It wasn’t uncommon for Van Gogh to make multiple versions of paintings.
If he was pleased with a painting, he often made one or more copies.
One of these paintings was often for his brother Theo, to sell.
He sometimes also painted a version to give away, e.g. to his mother and sister. This meant that he could keep the original.
Discover the differences between Van Gogh’s three paintings of an olive grove with pickers: