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Wheat Fields
Wheat fields were a fascination of Vincent van Gogh, and this 1889 work, Landscape from Saint-Rémy, is one of many oil-on-canvas paintings that included them. From his studio room at the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, southern France, Van Gogh worked on a group of paintings of the view from his window. During his stay, he made about twelve paintings showing the enclosed wheat field and the distant mountains in varying aspects. In this series, he expresses through symbolism and use of colour his deeply felt spiritual beliefs, appreciation of manual labourers and connection to nature. This painting is now part of the collection of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.Painting credit: Vincent van Gogh