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Green Wheat Fields, Auvers by Vincent van Gogh
Green Wheat Fields, Auvers by Vincent van Gogh

Green Wheat Fields, Auvers, 1890

Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh's energetic strokes describe the undulating movement of grassy stalks in the breeze, anchored at the right by a juncture of field, road, and sky. There the turbulent vibrations are just barely held in place. This painting has no ostensible landmarks; its subject is a grassy field whipped up by the wind. Two-thirds of the composition consists of a green and blue field, punctuated by outbursts of yellow flowers. Over the scene the clouds whip around in spinning circles, opening out and closing in. The paint is applied in thick impasto, creating the rich textured surface of Van Gogh's best-loved paintings.

Credit
National Gallery of Art
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