The British are recreating the magic of Van Gogh’s work into a larger dimension by weaving a vertical wall with plants to resemble the 1889 version of his painting âA Wheatfield with Cypresses.â The painting that inspires the green masterpiece is one of the three paintings that go by the name A Wheatfield with Cypresses, and it currently hangs in the National Gallery in London. This green and living vertical wall can now be seen at Trafalgar Square. The main motive behind creating the first ever green living wall is to draw crowds to view the original Van Gogh masterpiece in the National Gallery.
The living painting now stands tall and proud in the impressionist glory of the man who changed the way we look at art. The materials used for the construction of this masterpiece are 800 different plants belonging to 25 different species. The creator is a horticulture and design company specializing in roofs and green walls.
The plants have been mixed and matched according to the colors in the painting, cultured and grown in a nursery, and then hand planted according to the contours of the painting. It would be a sight worth watching as the plants change colors and bloom across the wall, creating a unique sense of serenity and all the while giving the painting an completely new point of view.
It will be green magic at Trafalgar square as the living wall changes its hues and as the various plants grow together and weave around the gallery. Sigh!