Pained by Vincent in the Spring of 1887. Bradley Collins in his "Van Gogh and Gauguin: Electric Arguments and Utopian Dreams" calls it "one of his most successful Impressionist works." The title given by Bradley is simply "A Wheat Field." "Instead of removing the viewer to a safe distance Vincent situates him as if he were standing amidst the stubble and facing a wall of uncut wheat." p. 67. "For all of its emulation of Impressionism, ‘A Wheat Field’ contains the seeds of Vincent’s later style." p. 68
By the way, this book is an interesting psycho-biography of both Van Gogh and Gauguin.
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