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Vincent Van Gogh moved to the city of Arles in 1888, where he rented a house and began, what he called, The Studio of the South. His main wish was to recruit modern artists and work together, especially Paul Gauguin. Previously living in Paris, the artist learned a lot by the Impressionist and Pointillist influences, as the city was the most important cultural and artistic reference during this period. Even though his stay in Arles did not last very long, it was significant for his career as he worked frantically, experimenting something new in each work.
Wheat fields are a reoccurring subject in Van Gogh's work. Influenced by the Realists, like Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, he had an affinity with rural landscapes and the working class. As a young man, the painter desired to become a minister like his father, but after he got older, he changed his views on religion and started to portray his spiritual thoughts in his paintings instead. By painting wheat fields, Van Gogh felt he was doing his part by bringing peace in a symbolic way to the people who saw his work.
The painting Wheat Fields Near Arles was done in June, during the time of harvest. About two-thirds of the canvas depicts golden fields of yellow, ochre and orange. Van Gogh's rapid and swift brush strokes seamlessly portray the way the wind passes along the wheat. The top part of the canvas represents the city of Arles on the horizon. The bright colors of the field contrast with the shades of dark brown and red of the faraway constructions. There is also a structural distinction between the flow created from the brush strokes in the field and the rigid geometric shapes of the buildings and rooftops.
Slightly to the right, Van Gogh painted a sunset with half of a yellow sun behind the city line. The sky starts yellow and changes to a light blue, and, as it reaches the border of the painting, turns into a dark blue. There are clouds of black smoke coming from large chimneys, making the extremities of the sky look even darker. This contrast between the fields and the horizon can translate as Van Gogh's view of nature and life in the city. The Post-Impressionist was deeply inspired by nature and felt great joy in portraying it.
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