The Ploughed Field

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41605

"The Ploughed Field," painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1888, is an extraordinary piece exemplifying his Post-Impressionist style. This painting captures the essence of rural life with energetic brushwork, intense color, and emotional honesty. Van Gogh's obsession with the cyclical nature of life and work is embodied in the meticulously ploughed field. He transforms a simple, often overlooked scene, into a profound commentary on human existence, making "The Ploughed Field" a truly special work of art.

39 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s “The Pink Orchard” and “The Ploughed Field” are two captivating works that reflect the artist’s intense passion for the natural world and his unique post-impressionistic style.

“The Pink Orchard” was painted in early spring of 1888, shortly after Van Gogh moved to Arles in the South of France. The painting features blooming peach trees in an orchard, exquisitely rendered in varying hues of pink. Van Gogh’s selection of soft pink colors, contrasted against the blue sky, exhibits his expert use of color theory. The painting is unique as it showcases Van Gogh’s ability to capture the fleeting beauty of nature and transient moments in time.  “Vincent van Gogh,” “The Pink Orchard,” “1888,” “Post-Impressionism,” “Arles,” “peach blossoms,” and “Van Gogh’s nature paintings.”

“The Ploughed Field” is another stunning piece by Van Gogh, created in 1888 during his stay in Arles. It illustrates a vast, freshly plowed field under a vibrant, expressive sky. Van Gogh’s love for rural life and nature shines through in the meticulous depiction of the furrowed earth and the profound respect for manual labor. The bold, contrasting colors and the dramatic brushwork make it a distinctive piece in Van Gogh’s oeuvre.  “Vincent van Gogh,” “The Ploughed Field,” “1888,” “Post-Impressionism,” “Arles,” “rural life,” “Van Gogh’s landscape paintings,” and “expressive sky.”

Both paintings are exemplary illustrations of Van Gogh’s innovative use of color and expressive brushstrokes, which later became defining characteristics of his style. They offer an intimate glimpse into the artist’s emotional connection with nature and his adeptness at translating his feelings onto the canvas. Despite his struggles with mental illness, Van Gogh’s art consistently exhibited a profound sensitivity to the world around him, which is particularly evident in “The Pink Orchard” and “The Ploughed Field.”

Original size:
92 x 72.5 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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