Van Gogh Goes Green In London

The world’s first living wall replica of a painting masterpiece, Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cyrpresses, is now “hanging” in Trafalgar Square, London at the National Gallery. Working with GE and ANS Group, the museum designed, grew and installed the living wall painting, which incorporates 8,000 plants in 26 different varieties to replicate Van Gogh’s masterpiece.

Images © National Gallery, London

The original painting (which is in room 45 of the National gallery) was completed in 1889 while Van Gogh was a patient at the St-Rémy asylum in France.

To create the living wall, 640 modules were grown vertically at an English nursery.

The wall will remain at the museum until the end of October this year. Given the varieties of plants, it will change and grow with the seasons.

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