Wheatfield with Crows

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:40520

"Wheatfield with Crows" is a renowned painting by Vincent van Gogh, created in 1890. Measuring 50.2 cm in height and 103 cm in width, it showcases van Gogh's distinct art style characterized by bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors. This particular artwork holds a special place in art history as it is widely believed to be one of van Gogh's last completed paintings before his tragic demise. The somber atmosphere, expressed through the dark sky and swirling crows, is interpreted by many as a reflection of the artist's inner turmoil, making it a poignant and emotionally charged masterpiece.

24 cm

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“Wheatfield with Crows” is a famous painting created by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. It is believed to be one of his last works and was completed in July 1890, just a few months before his death. The painting is currently housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

In terms of art style, “Wheatfield with Crows” is often associated with van Gogh’s signature style, characterized by bold and expressive brushwork, vibrant colors, and emotional intensity. Van Gogh’s style evolved over time, and this particular painting showcases his mastery of using short, thick brushstrokes and contrasting colors to create a sense of movement and energy. The crows in the painting are depicted with swift, vigorous brushstrokes, adding a dynamic quality to the composition.

The painting depicts a vast wheatfield with a dramatic, stormy sky overhead. The dark and foreboding clouds create a sense of unease and turbulence, while the golden wheat stalks in the foreground represent the cycle of life and the beauty of nature. The crows, often interpreted as symbols of death and ominousness, are shown in flight, adding a sense of melancholy and mystery to the scene. The combination of the tumultuous sky, the isolated path leading into the distance, and the overall somber atmosphere of the painting has led to various interpretations regarding its meaning.

“Wheatfield with Crows” is considered a special painting for several reasons. Firstly, it is often seen as a poignant representation of van Gogh’s inner turmoil and his struggles with mental health. The painting is believed to reflect his emotional state during the final months of his life, as he battled depression and feelings of isolation.

Secondly, the painting is significant because it marks the culmination of van Gogh’s artistic journey. The bold and expressive style seen in “Wheatfield with Crows” demonstrates his experimentation with form and color, pushing the boundaries of traditional painting techniques. Van Gogh’s unique approach to capturing emotions and expressing the beauty of nature has had a profound influence on subsequent generations of artists.

Lastly, the painting’s association with van Gogh’s tragic life story and the popular perception of the artist as a tormented genius has contributed to its iconic status. The enigmatic and atmospheric qualities of “Wheatfield with Crows” continue to captivate viewers and invite interpretations, making it a subject of fascination and discussion in the art world.

Overall, “Wheatfield with Crows” is a remarkable painting that embodies van Gogh’s distinctive style, his personal struggles, and his lasting impact on the art world. Its powerful imagery and emotional depth make it a truly special work of art.

Original size:
103 x 50.2 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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