Almond Blossoms. 1890, Vincent van Gogh. GIF by Amber Maitrejean
Almond Blossoms was made to celebrate the birth of Vincent’s nephew and namesake, son of his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo.
"How glad I was when the news came… I should have greatly preferred him to call the boy after Father, of whom I have been thinking so much these days, instead of after me; but seeing it has now been done, I started right away to make a picture for him, to hang in their bedroom, big branches of white almond blossom against a blue sky."
Flowering trees were special to Van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees.
I added the butterfly to represent the human soul and beauty…and to always remember to find joy in the little things.

Almond Blossoms. 1890, Vincent van Gogh. GIF by Amber Maitrejean

Almond Blossoms was made to celebrate the birth of Vincent’s nephew and namesake, son of his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo.

"How glad I was when the news came… I should have greatly preferred him to call the boy after Father, of whom I have been thinking so much these days, instead of after me; but seeing it has now been done, I started right away to make a picture for him, to hang in their bedroom, big branches of white almond blossom against a blue sky."

Flowering trees were special to Van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees.

I added the butterfly to represent the human soul and beauty…and to always remember to find joy in the little things.