The Harvester - Vincent Van Gogh

The Harvester - Vincent Van Gogh

$19.00

The Harvester by Van Gogh is closely related to Provence, where the artist spent the last three years of his life. On arriving in Arles in February 1888, he was amazed by the light that made all the colors so intense. In this picture, the view from above, which places the horizon line very high up and reduces the sky to a thin band, enables the golden wheat field and sheaves, gleaming in the summer heat, to occupy almost the entire canvas. In the upper part of the painting, between the edge of the field and the bluish profile of the town of Arles, the long silhouette of a train can be seen puffing clouds of steam that echo the smoke from the factory chimneys, in the distance, on the left.

This tranquil incorporation of modernity and progress into rural occupations and landscapes reflects the attraction Impressionist painters felt for the power and poetry of the railways, in the 1870s. The juxtaposed strokes of paint carefully applied in a specific direction, the brilliant, expressive colors and thick, frenzied brushwork, which are all characteristic of Van Gogh’s late period, are governed here by a bedazzled, sun-drenched vision.


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We welcome custom projects and sizes.  Please note that custom designs and/or sizes may incur additional costs.

Please contact us at: info@wallposh.com or by phone at 734-665-3686 for any custom projects questions.