Stacks of Wheat near a Farmhouse

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41589

"Stacks of Wheat near a Farmhouse," painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1888, epitomizes his Post-Impressionist style. This painting harnesses expressive brushstrokes and vibrant color palette, elevating the mundane into the emotional. Van Gogh's choice to paint these haystacks at different times of day underscored his fascination with light and color. The raw, visceral aesthetic imbued in the piece illustrates van Gogh's ability to find beauty in the simplest of subjects, making this work an enduring icon of his oeuvre.

40 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh – Stacks of Wheat near a Farmhouse

Vincent van Gogh, a renowned Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, created the artwork “Stacks of Wheat near a Farmhouse” in 1888, during his stay in Arles, a town in the south of France. This piece, like many of Van Gogh’s works, is a masterpiece that provides an insight into his artistic vision and emotional state during the time it was painted.

The “Stacks of Wheat near a Farmhouse” painting is special for several reasons:

1. **Unique Artistic Style:** Van Gogh’s style of painting in thick, bold strokes is particularly evident in this work. This method, known as impasto, adds texture and depth to the painting, making the stacks of wheat almost tangible.

2. **Evocative Imagery:** The painting beautifully captures the simplicity of rural life, which Van Gogh admired. The stacks of wheat, the farmhouse, and the surrounding landscape are all bathed in a warm, golden light, invoking feelings of serenity and tranquility.

3. **Symbolism:** The painting is thought to symbolize Van Gogh’s mental state at the time. The stacks of wheat may represent the burden of his mental health struggles, while the farmhouse might be seen as a symbol of stability and home, something Van Gogh desperately sought.

4. **Historical Significance:** “Stacks of Wheat near a Farmhouse” was painted during a particularly prolific period of Van Gogh’s life. It offers a glimpse into his developing artistic style and his exploration of themes surrounding rural life and the beauty of nature.

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Original size:
60.4 x 48.5 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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