Artist Plants Field Inspired by Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees”

We’ve seen some impressive projects lately that attempt to bring art from inside museums to the outside. Artist Stan Herd has been doing just that for years by using fields as his canvas for both original compositions and ideas of historical art. His latest work is a monumental 1.2-acre interpretation of Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees” planted in Minneapolis. The piece approved by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and involved weeks of mowing, digging, planting, and earth is scraping to create the piece viewable from the air near the Minneapolis airport. If you happen to see the piece when flying into the city, you can head to the museum to see the real thing.

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Via www.thisiscolossal.com

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