Vincent van Gogh - Arles, View from the Wheat Fields 1888

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Arles, View from the Wheat Fields 1888

Arles, View from the Wheat Fields 1888
73x54cm oil/canvas
Private collection

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From Musée Rodin, Paris:
This painting by Van Gogh is closely related to Provence,where the artist spent the last three years of his life. On arriving in Arles in February 1888,he was amazed by the light that made all the colours so intense. In this picture, the view from above, which places the horizon line very high up and reduces the sky to a thin band, enables the golden wheat field and sheaves, gleaming in the summer heat, to occupy almost the entire canvas. In the upper part of the painting, between the edge of the field and the bluish profile of the town of Arles, the long silhouette of a train can be seen puffing clouds of steam that echo the smoke from the factory chimneys, in the distance, on the left.