Vincent Van Gogh painted Sprig of Flowering Almond Blossom in a Glass in 1888. The painting's composition and color was tributed to the Japanese aesthetic he admired.
Van Gogh hoped that Arles, France, would provide a tranquil and quiet setting for his life and work. Once settled, he painted a sprig of an almond branch, which he forced into early flowering in a glass of water. The irregular pattern of the little branch, covered with pale, translucent blooms, gave him a subject that recalled the depiction of flowers in Japanese prints. The simple division of the silvery, violet background with a scarlet band he tributed to the Japanese aesthetic.
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