Monday, October 17, 2011

A Wheat Field with Cypresses - Vincent Van Gogh

Price in US $ - 57 million


The last two years of Van Gogh's life were productive of marvelous pictures--painted though they were under constant strain. During this period he traveled far from his Impressionist starting-point. The equable balance of Impressionism was replaced by an emotional turbulence.

This picture appears as a whole in the multitude of curves that twist and turn and repeat themselves throughout. The Neo-Impressionist juxtaposition of near-primary colors was also exaggerated to a point of intense brilliance.

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