This is one of many images that Vincent Van Gogh created of trees and undergrowth in the years of 1887 through 1890, being one of the few in the series that features the figures of people along with the trees and greenery. The man appears to be dressed in all black and the woman in a green dress that blends with the grasses around them. The view of the woods in this image is unique in that the tops of the trees cannot be seen and only the forest floor is features. The trees are white and gray in color with the undergrowth in various shades of green and yellow. There are white flowers scattered throughout the grasses.
The original of this painting can be found in the Cincinnati Art Museum. In 1975 a wax was applied to the back of the painting in an attempt to preserve it. Unfortunately, this treatment eventually seeped into the canvas and has now dimmed the colors of the famous work. Though the process of removing this wax has been underway for sometime, it’s unknown if it will ever be restored to its original colors and clarity.
In a gold or silver frame, this image is a great focal point for a living room, dining room or bedroom.