Summer Evening Wheatfield with setting sun Vincent van Gogh

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The painting Summer Evening Wheatfield with Setting Sun is one of Vincent van Gogh’s many Wheat Fields works. He painted it in 1888, with previous paintings reflecting the nature’s natural cycle of life he found engrained in the subject matter. van Gogh’s earlier Wheatfields work had progressed from the drab wheat sheaves depicted in his 1885 to the colorful and dramatic scene captured by his increasing talent below. Vincent, had as a young man pursued a religious calling in Isleworth, England, and found wheatfields a metaphor for man’s cycle of life as they are labored by man harnessing nature though the seasonal cycle for a productive end.

Summer Evening Wheatfield
Summer evening wheatfield with setting sun by Vincent van Gogh in 1888

On Display
The painting can be seen on display at the Kunstmuseum in Winterthur, switzerland.
The Original in an oil on canvas measuring 188 x 231cm.

Vincent Willem Van Gogh
Born: March 30, 1853 in Zundert, The Netherlands.
Died: July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Artistic Style: Post-Impressionism.

 

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Matthew has been writing about the Arts and culture for Interesting Everything since 2012. Having graduated an Arts History major from Berkeley in the late 60's he now spends his retirement writing about 18th century painters, surfing with his partner, and occasionally posting the odd article on Interesting Everything. He lives in oceanside, california.

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