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Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas) Featured Paintings Print

Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas)

XOS3058138 Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90); 72x92 cm; Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Netherlands; (add.info.: Vincent van Gogh painted at least 18 paintings of olive trees, mostly in Saint-RA©my-de-Provence in 1889. At his own request, he lived at an asylum there from May 1889 through May 1890 painting the gardens of the asylum and, when he had permission to venture outside its walls, nearby olive trees, cypresses and wheat fields.
This painting, 'Olive Orchard', is generally considered to have been influenced by Utagawa Hiroshige's 'Maiko Beach' (Harima, Maiko on hama), 1853, and is therefore belongs to Van Gogh's Japonaiserie paintings.); Dutch, out of copyright

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Dummy Board of a Girl in Costume of the William and Mary Period Featured Paintings Print

Dummy Board of a Girl in Costume of the William and Mary Period

Wooden painted screen dating from around 1689-1702. Dummy boards were usually placed in empty spaces, such as a staircase or empty fireplace, in large houses. They may have been amusement pieces, created to trick the eye into thinking the painted boards were real people. This kind of painting, known as trompe l'oeil, was very popular at the time. The girl is pictured wearing fashion typical of the period including a long gown with sleeves to the elbow to show an under-sleeve of white lace and a black silk pinner (apron). Her hair is worn high with a frontage headdress. She is carrying a spaniel on one arm and holding a black mask in her other hand. These masks were sometimes worn by women when walking or riding outdoors to protect the face from sunburn. During this period it was fashionable to have pale skin

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Tulip fields, North Holland, Netherlands Featured Paintings Print

Tulip fields, North Holland, Netherlands

Originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), tulips were imported into Holland in the sixteenth century. When Carolus Clusius wrote the first major book on tulips in 1592, they became so popular that his garden was raided and bulbs stolen on a regular basis. As the Dutch Golden Age grew, so did this curvaceous and colorful flower. They became popular in paintings and festivals. In the mid-seventeenth century, tulips were so popular that they created the first economic bubble, known as 'Tulip Mania' (tulipomania). As people bought up bulbs they became so expensive that they were used as money until the market in them crashed. Today, Holland is still known for its tulips and other flowers, often being affectionately called the 'flower shop of the world.' Tulips are cultivated in great fields of beautiful color, and tulip festivals abound throughout the country in the spring. The Dutch people took their love of tulips abroad when they settled, and tulips and tulip festivals are now found in New York (originally New Amsterdam) and Holland, Michigan, where the connection to their Dutch roots is very strong

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