Vincent van Gogh, ‘Enclosed wheat field with rising sun’, late May 1889, Painting, Oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum
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Vincent van Gogh

Enclosed wheat field with rising sun, late May 1889

Oil on canvas
28 9/10 × 36 in
73.5 × 91.5 cm
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo

Immediate surroundings
On 8 May 1889, Van Gogh reports for treatment at the asylum Saint-Paul de …

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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853–1890
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Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

Vincent van Gogh, ‘Enclosed wheat field with rising sun’, late May 1889, Painting, Oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo

Immediate surroundings
On 8 May 1889, Van Gogh reports for treatment at the asylum Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy, not far from Arles. When his illness permits, he works. He finds the motifs in the immediate surroundings: the enclosed cornfield that he sees from his window, the garden of the asylum, the olive …

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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853–1890
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Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

Vincent van Gogh

Enclosed wheat field with rising sun, late May 1889

Oil on canvas
28 9/10 × 36 in
73.5 × 91.5 cm
Permanent collection
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