Grapes, Lemons, Pears, and Apples  1887

by Vincent van Gogh

This is one of a group of related canvases featuring seasonal fruit that Vincent van Gogh painted in the fall of 1887. In these works, he simplified his palette, employed more vibrant colors, and used a thicker, broader paint application than he had earlier. Here he explored the use of complementary colors—yellow and purple, blue and orange, and red and green—in the servic...
46.5 × 55.2 cm (18 1/4 × 21 3/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago