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The Harvest by Vincent van Gogh

    The Harvest by Vincent van Gogh

    The Harvest by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1888. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The size of the work is 73,4 x 91,8 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    The Harvest was one of many paintings that Van Gogh made of the countryside surrounding Arles, and reflects his experiments with flat areas of colour and bold outlines. He differentiated his brushstrokes, seen here in the spiky cut cornfield contrasted against the flat area of standing corn, and was applying his paint in great thick strokes that lend the picture plane a textural quality. We see a half mowed wheatfield, ladders and several carts and a reaper works in the background.

    About the Artist: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. His interest in art began at a young age. Constant Cornelis Huijsmans, who had been a successful artist in Paris, taught the students at Tilburg. His philosophy was to reject technique in favour of capturing the impressions of things, particularly nature or common objects. Van Gogh’s profound unhappiness seems to have overshadowed the lessons, which had little effect. In March 1868, he abruptly returned home. He later wrote that his youth was “austere and cold, and sterile”… Read more

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