Artwork Title: Ploughed Fields ('The Furrows') - Artist Name: Vincent van Gogh

Ploughed Fields ('The Furrows')

Vincent van Gogh, 1888

29 x 36 inch
Arles, September 1888. Van Gogh applied the paint thickly here, in all directions, to depict the overturned clods of earth. He was fairly satisfied with this landscape. In a letter to his brother, he wrote that Theo would like it too, because it was 'calmer than some other canvases'. He hoped that this quality would attract a buyer. But the painting was never sold. Van Gogh wanted to hang it in the Yellow House in Arles, which had become his new home a week earlier. He ordered a frame made of white deal, a light wood that he chose to match the colors in the painting. (https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0040V1962)
dutchoil on canvas

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