Monday, 19 November 2012

"A Wheatfield with Cypresses" Van Gogh 1889


In 1889 Van Gogh painted this while he was in the St-Rémy mental asylum. 
This painting is considered as one of his most famous pieces.
Van Gogh loved the countryside and he searched for the beauty in the simplest of things.

In this painting Van Gogh is using wavy lines / brush strokes and organic shapes. The directional movement is very vague as I see it as it doesn't lead you to any specific points but it shows movement all throughout and your eyes don't only stop on one part. It is also quite balanced. I think the center of interest in this painting is the sky because of it being abit abstract compared to the rest of the painting. Colors used are basically primary colors

                 (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2012, from wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bmrbarre/A_Wheatfield_with_Cypresses

google art project. (n.d.). Retrieved november 19, 2012, from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Wheat_Field_with_Cypresses_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg





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