Artwork Title: Wheatfield With Crows

Wheatfield With Crows, 1890

Vincent van Gogh

Wheatfield with Crows is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings and probably the one most subject to speculation. It was executed in July 1890, in the last weeks of Van Gogh’s life. Many have claimed it was his last work, seeing the dramatic, cloudy sky filled with crows and the cut-off path as obvious portents of his coming end. However, since no letters are known from the period immediately preceding his death, we can only guess what his final... ( This monumental landscape was long considered the last work Van Gogh painted. The menacing, stormy sky, the crows and a path apparently leading nowhere have all been read as hints of his suicide. In reality, he completed several more paintings after this one. What’s more, Van Gogh was seeking to express something positive and comforting in this work: the overpowering gloom emphasizes the... (
20 x 41 in
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