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Wheatfield with Partridge by Vincent van Gogh

    Wheatfield with Partridge by Vincent van Gogh

    Wheatfield with Partridge by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1887. The painting is in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 53,7 x 65,2 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Amid the waving wheat, we see poppies and cornflowers. A partridge emerges from the field and flies away. Looking at this painting, you feel as if you’re right next to the field. That’s because of the low point of view. Van Gogh painted this rural wheat field while living in the crowded city of Paris. Before his move to the French capital, his main theme had been country life. For him, this summery painting was a brief return to that theme. (Read more in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam)

    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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