Vincent van Gogh

Landscape with House and Ploughman

Landscape with House and Ploughman
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Author: Vincent van Gogh
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 33x41.4 cm
Origin: France, October, 1889

This landscape is unusual in its elevated, almost bird's-eye point of view. Such an angle can be seen as an attempt to look at the world in the Japanese way, natural for an artist obsessed with Japan. However, we cannot speak of serious influence here: Van Gogh's view was individual and came from his own impressions. The dynamism distinguishing this canvas is alien to Far Eastern landscapes. The painting has an enormous internal energy. The crossing diagonals forming the borders of the fields and the ploughed furrows, the contours of the roofs, the row of cypresses - such vectors strain the composition, but not so much as to disturb the unity of the whole. It is a study from nature. The colouring of the painting and the action of the figures show us that it was executed in autumn, a time when Van Gogh worked not only on the hospital grounds, but outside them as well.

Style: Post-Impressionism
Source of entry: formerly in the collection of Otto Krebs, Holzdorf
Exibition: French Painting: 19th - 20th centuries
Transferred from Germany after World War II

See also

Welcome to The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
The definitive reference for information about Vincent van Gogh including his biography, paintings, letters, drawings, Starry Night and much more.
Vincent van Gogh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post- Impressionist artist. [1] Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known ...
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery: The most comprehensive Van Gogh resource on the Web.
WebMuseum: Gogh, Vincent van
Provides information and images on some of Van Goghs works.

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