Name: Memory of the Garden at Etten
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Type: Canvas Print
Condition: Stretched (Ready to hang) or Rolled
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The painting “Memories of the Garden in Etten” was completed in 1888 in Arles, France’s southernmost city. Her inspiration came from memories of her parents’ garden in Dutch Etten, the outlines of which can be seen in the background. According to Van Gogh’s letters, he depicted his mother and sister Wil in the image of two women.
Nostalgic memories mingle with impressions of the vibrant nature of the French south. This is reflected in the color palette, which is bright and rich. The artist painted the painting in a pointillistic style and with various graphic techniques.
The plot takes on an expressive personality after passing through the author’s perception filter. The composition is made up of curved wavy lines, which Van Gogh fills with colorful dynamic strokes, giving the planes of the landscape the appearance of flames. The outlines of people and objects are highly conditional, and there is almost no perspective.
Because of this ambiguity, combined with a chaotic jumble of colors, the image begins to resemble a disorderly dream, in which some images quickly replace others, leaving behind blurred but emotional memories. As a result, the author attempts to depict a motive as well as its reflection in his mind.