Living Wall in London Mimics Van Gogh's Painting

Living Wall in London Mimics Van Gogh’s Painting

An artistic “Living Wall” replica of Van Gogh’s well-known 1889 painting “A Wheatfield, with Cypresses” is displayed in front of The National Gallery in London. A collaboration between General Electric and the museum, the Living Wall is part of a carbon reduction strategy. The National Gallery in London already switched to LED lighting in all of its galleries and this project promises a creative way of continuing that plan. The gallery’s long-term plan to reduce its carbon footprint found an outlet in this magnificent display of greenery at its doorstep. Over 8,000 plants of 25 varieties were used to mimic the bold colours in Van Gogh’s original painting. The vertical garden took three days to install and now sits proud in an attempt to modernize the way we look at our dwindling resources. Besides looking like the original painting, the green wall was created to bloom as the season progresses. A number of 640 modules were grown vertically in a nursery and prepared to be installed outside The National Gallery. It will remain there until the end of October 2011, so you have plenty of time to admire the fabulous installation.

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6 comments

  • astrid vargas June 9, 2011 at 18:47 PMLogin to Reply →

    hermoso, intervenir con el paisaje la ciudad

  • Dirty Girl Gardening June 9, 2011 at 20:17 PMLogin to Reply →

    gorgeous!

  • karen ho fatt June 12, 2011 at 04:24 AMLogin to Reply →

    They have certainly brought ‘art to life” as they intended. Beautiful use of textures to define the shapes.Publisher, familyfirepit.com

  • Anne Booher June 16, 2011 at 16:04 PMLogin to Reply →

    How beautiful and creative. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Nancy Blum June 16, 2011 at 23:16 PMLogin to Reply →

    fantastic!

  • zoran ristanovic June 26, 2011 at 22:33 PMLogin to Reply →

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