GREEN CORNFIELD NEAR ARLES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Arles, June 1888
Original: oil on canvas 54 x 65,4 cm bxh
I have been working hard for a week now in the cornfields, in full sunlight,' Vincent wrote to his brother Theo. He experimented a great deal with brushstrokes and colours, as he did in this work. The golden yellow of the ripe corn is juxtaposed with a colourful swirl of vegetation in the foreground. The horizon is high, so that the field fills almost the entire painting.
Van Gogh painted the subject many times that summer. Landscapes in yellow old gold - made quickly, swiftly and in haste, like the reaper who is silent under the burning sun, concentrating on his mowing,' he wrote to his friend Emile Bernard.
This masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh can be seen in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Read more about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh on his painter page.
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