More About The Harvest by van Gogh
If you try to search for The Harvest, you would be shown at least a dozen of paintings under this name. But what is it about van Gogh’s The Harvest which has created so much liking for it in the art community?
Finest of the lot, The Harvest is regarded as van Gogh’s top landscape paintings.
Set in the fields of North-eastern Arles, the painting was completed in one sitting. That’s how van Gogh worked: paint the landscape outdoors, in the scene and polish once home with minor changes on the color and contrast.
The noon with scorching heat when van Gogh painted The Harvest must be sometime in mid-June when he sat on an elevated platform to create this marvellous scenary.
Almost ask if you can touch and feel the dryness and heat in the painting. The azure blue sky with dominant yellow and green for the land works like a miracle to bring out layers in the painting.
Van Gogh was always intrigued by the lives of peasants and farmers. Considering The Potato Eaters was his first painting, one can pretty much make out his interest in painting work on land.
The painting shows almost mowed wheatfield with a reaper working in the background. The mountains far off add an aesthetic to the wheatfield making is appear isolated and untouched by commerce.
Lush strips of trees, bushes, building, concrete and all the other things happening around the harvest is nothing but a way to add volume to the visual appearance.
Every bit of the painting is joining dots to cohesively integrate the viewer’s eyes into itself, filling the audience with a summer’s day experience.
Although the audience favorite remains The Starry Nights, van Gogh personally considered The Harvest one of his more successful paintings.
In one of his letters to his brother Theo, he stated that “canvas absolutely kills al the rest”
This painting is often considered as a sign of prosperity and gain in the French culture making it one of the most gifted souvenirs during New Years.
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