Vincent Van Gogh's Olive Trees, made with oil on canvas in 1889. See the shadow cast by that small tree on the far right side? There's a grasshopper lurking in that shade. Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art The Two-Way The Grasshopper In The Van Gogh November 8, 2017 When museum conservators examined Vincent Van Gogh's Olive Trees, they found something curious stuck in its paint: a grasshopper. Could it be just some weird leftover — or a crucial clue?