Vincent van Gogh’s fascination for olive trees

Olive Trees, 1889, Private Collection. We have chosen this painting, which is in a private collection, of large, lush olive trees for their vibrant green color evocative of the trees in summer. This close-up gives the viewer the impression of walking into an olive grove and finding solace and peacefulness in nature. Its composition invites the … More Vincent van Gogh’s fascination for olive trees

Under an olive tree

A peaceful, inviting scene days before La Fête de la Musique in Geneva, Switzerland. The simple happiness of playing and listening to music under an olive tree: an alluring moment. This olive tree was planted as a symbol of peace by the Hellenic Community in 1984 when the Olympic flame passed through Geneva. Olive trees don’t … More Under an olive tree