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Women Picking Olives

Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch
72.4 x 89.9 cm
December 1889
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Vincent van Gogh spent several months painting olive trees after his experience with the Impressionists in Paris. In letters to his brother he described how he was fascinated with the trees but how difficult it was to capture the silvery grey leaf colors.