Van Gogh Painting – Alive & Growing!

The Van Gogh painting “A Wheatfield of Cypresses” has been re-created as a vibrant and beautiful “Living Wall”, and it has been done remarkably well!

The Living WallThe project is a joint effort between the National Gallery and GE’s ecoimagination project and is on display in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Created with over 8,000 plants of 25 different varieties, it is a sight to behold! It took over 500 hours of work just to choose the plants that best matched the actual painting. Then a numbered drawing was used to ensure the right plants were planted in the right place.

Living WallKeeping this masterpiece alive is going to take 120 to 200 liters of water a day and at least 132 man hours. It will reduce the gallery’s carbon footprint by 40%.

Here is a picture of Van Gogh’s original painting. As you can see the living wall is a true representative of his beautiful painting.

Van Gogh's Painting

A Wheatfield of Cypresses - Van Gogh

All of us (lucky enough to live in or visit London) can participate in this project just by taking photos and sending them to #GElivingwall on Twitter. All the photos will then be made into a mosaic of the painting at their Facebook page.

Here’s a short video regarding the planning and construction of this living art.

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About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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3 Responses to Van Gogh Painting – Alive & Growing!

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