The surrounding nature, and especially the flowers in the paintings of Van Gogh always attract the inimitable beauty and liveliness. The Dutch painter chose landscapes for his paintings with sunflowers, irises and lilac bushes, as well as spacious fields of poppies and other wildflowers and fruit trees.
In the picture of 1889 “The Field of Poppies”, the author depicts one of the scenes with blooming scarlet poppies. In addition to this work, Van Gogh devoted many other bright pictures to the poppies. He depicted flowers surrounded by nature or in the genre of still life – in the form of lush bouquets in vases.
“Poppy Field” is written in the style of post-impressionism. Apparently this is a rural landscape. In the village far from the city there are several lonely low houses. Cultivated fields with a crop alternate with wild thickets of wild flowers. Above them rise various trees. The poppy flowers are the brightest of all in this landscape. They bloom with red lights in the lap of spring nature. From the picture breathes peace and happy harmony.
In 1889, the Dutch post-impressionist painter was in the hospital. He recovered health after a case with an ear cut. Van Gogh’s condition improves from time to time, and at such times he is inspired by the abundant natural landscapes located here. The Field of Poppies was written with the rest of the master’s famous works, in which he depicted cypresses, olives, and many other picturesque flowers.
The poppy field in the French town of Saint-Rémy was painted by the artist in a characteristic manner. The entire composition of the landscape is constructed with short, curvy strokes. Van Gogh used natural natural colors. Above the plain blooming in abundance he showed a blue cloudy sky.
The Field of Poppies is currently placed in the picture gallery of the North German city of Bremen.