Brighten your work area: first fill a bistro glass with water and add a blossoming twig that heralds spring and then place a Galison Van Gogh Almond Blossoms Prose Journal next to it. The journal covers reproduce a detail from Vincent Van Gogh's Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass.
Van Gogh left wintery Paris in February, 1888, to live and work in Arles. He reportedly was disappointed that the orchards were not yet in bloom, so perhaps it was Van Gogh himself who cut an almond branch to force into bloom in his studio. Van Gogh painted this oil on canvas still life with the almond branch as its subject in March.
Galison's Van Gogh Almond Blossoms Prose Journal is designed with cool blue-bordered pages. The main part of each page is white with either blue ruled lines on 140 of them or continental-style graph paper for the other 40. Corners are rounded, and the wire binding is blue to match the color of some highlights in the painting.
The painting is now back north in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam where it suggests spring to winter museum visitors!
Hardcover 6-3/8 x 8-3/4" journal
180 pages (140 lined, 40 graph style)
Color-matched elastic closure and wire binding
Integral double-sided acetate pocket