Van Gogh created the Wheatfield with Cypresses at the end of the 19th century, when he was in the hospital for the mentally ill for almost a year. Van Gogh, tired of the “soothing art”, began to paint landscapes: trees, fields, in which they sow wheat. He was very attracted by cypresses, which raised their crowns to the sky, they looked like languages of a developing fire. Practically on each canvas began to depict the southern nature – cypresses.
Researchers of his work explained this passion by the fact that in the Mediterranean these trees from ancient times were a sign of grief. His works from 1888 to 1889 are endowed with special symbolic images that are associated with the artist’s unique worldview during this period.
At the bottom of the picture, a grain field painted in light yellow and orange colors immediately catches the eye. Wheat seemed to bend over from a small gust of wind. Van Gogh was very fascinated by cypresses with his lines and proportions, which he said were beautiful.
Green grass looks bright, it is like a spot on the landscape that the sun is filling, but this black spot was a very interesting and challenging task for this creator. As he said, in order to write nature here, it is necessary to look closely at it for a very long time. A blackberry, bushes, tall cypress trees with thick crowns are depicted on the wheat field, they are located on the right edge of the piece and look longer and darker against the sky. And behind them in the distance are seen hills of purple tones.
Above you can see a pink-green sky with clouds in unusual colors, and a barely noticeable crescent. Thick brush strokes are made in front, on the blackberry bushes you can see reflections of green, violet and yellow tones. Cypresses – is the only accent on the picture, painted vertically.