Vincent’s Trees

Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh



ISBN: 9780500239049 Category:

Ralph Skea


Van Gogh felt a profound empathy with nature, and considered the spiritual essence of trees to be comparable with that of human figures. Vincent’s Trees traces Van Gogh as a painter of trees – from his home province of North Brabant in Holland, through Paris to Provence.

Ralph Skea’s elegant prose accompanies Van Gogh’s vibrant works, which range from pencil and ink sketches to watercolours and oils. Stylistic experiments include Pointillism and compositions inspired by Japanese prints moving towards the expressive, painterly depictions of his later work.

The book includes quotations from Van Gogh’s letters, which convey the depth of his feeling for the landscape, and the force with which it affected him.

Additional information

Weight 524 g
Dimensions 16.7 x 23.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2013
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.7 x 23.8 cm
Weight 524 g


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Ralph Skea is a former Senior Lecturer in European Urban Conservation at the University of Dundee, Scotland, and has worked as an architect and town planner. His own paintings have been exhibited widely in Scotland since 1973.