Description of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh “Landscape with a house and plowman”

Description of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh Landscape with a house and plowman

The painting was written in 1889. Cloth created in the form of a panorama. The viewer is invited to consider the opening view not from a vertical plane, but as if from a bird’s-eye view, which in fact distinguishes the canvas from other paintings of the artist.

In the foreground of the picture one can see several rural houses, half hidden by lush crowns of trees. The roof of the first house is covered with red tiles, the second house is apparently covered with yellow straw or reed. Consider it in more detail is not possible.

Houses are buried in verdure, from the central lower part of the picture to them leads a small country road. The village is located in a hilly area, because the artist easily describes the surrounding meadows and fields, stretching to the horizon and not giving the viewer the opportunity to look further than the creator of the picture wishes. The fields themselves occupy the entire background of the canvas.

Between them there are clear boundaries indicated by the artist through the play of light and shadow, as well as rare trees. On one of the fields working plowman. The figure of this person is hardly distinguishable among the riot of colors, and yet the viewer understands that it is he. The use of bright colors and the presence of coniferous trees, does not allow to understand exactly what time of year the artist wanted to portray. This may be early spring and late autumn, that is, any time of year when the presence of a plowman on the field seems to be the most appropriate.

In the lower left corner of the picture one can see a thin line of a small river, on the right side of the field they rest against stony hills. The picture presented on the canvas is mundane, but at the same time fascinating and not giving to look away until its smallest details are written with love by the artist. She is truly the best of everything that was created by the artist.