Vincent van Gogh - Wheat Field with Sheaves 1888

Sunset, Wheat Fields Near Arles 1888 View of Saintes-Maries 1888 Wheat Field 1888 Wheat Field with Sheaves 1888 Wheat Field with the Alpilles Foothills in the Background 1888 Wheat Fields with Stacks 1888 Zouave. Half Length 1888
Wheat Field with Sheaves 1888

Wheat Field with Sheaves 1888
55x66cm oil/canvas
Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts

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From Honolulu Academy of Arts:
In February 1888, Vincent van Gogh moved from Paris to Arles, a small town on the Rhône River in the South of France. In Arles, all that had influenced him in Paris-Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, and Japanese prints-coalesced into a mature style marked by energetic, relief-like impasto and riotous, ebullient color. Wheat Field belongs to the artist's "Harvest" series, a group of ten paintings from the last half of June 1888. Distinct horizontal compositional bands lead the eye from the sheaves in the foreground to the rows of wheat in the middle ground, to the trees and houses on the horizon and the sky above. Like his friend and fellow Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh emphasized personal expression over material reality, and in doing so anticipated twentieth-century Modernism.