06. 6.2011 by Bonnie Alter @ Treehugger
It’s the first living painting in London’s Trafalgar Square, and maybe the first anywhere. A Van Gogh picture has been turned into a green living vertical wall.
Depicting Van Gogh’s painting, A Wheatfield with Cypresses, it’s a new way to draw people into the National Gallery to see the real thing.
The living painting has been constructed by a horticulture and design company which specializes in green walls and roofs. They used over 8,000 plants of 25 different varieties. In order to recreate the strong bands of colour in the painting, plants were selected to match the tones.