Field With Poppies (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

Field With Poppies - Vincent Van Gogh - 1889

Artwork Information

TitleField With Poppies
ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions28 x 35 3/4 in. (71 x 91 cm)
Current LocationKunsthalle Bremen
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About Field With Poppies

Vincent van Gogh’s painting, Field with Poppies, is an oil painting created in 1889. This piece was painted during his stay at a mental institution and features poppy flowers that he famously painted between 1886 and 1890. The painting is known for its swirls of color and lines of perspective that give the canvas dynamism, drawing the viewer’s gaze into the distance. It may have been painted from the asylum window or nearby.

Field with Poppies showcases Van Gogh’s iconic Post-Impressionist style where he used bold, vibrant colors to convey his emotions. He believed color had the power to evoke certain moods in people, and this painting represents happiness through its cheerful shades of red, green, and blue. The use of thick brushstrokes conveys a sense of movement while adding texture to the field.

This artwork is one of several paintings by Van Gogh that feature poppy flowers which are a recurring theme throughout his career. Poppy Field is another very famous work featuring these flowers too. Nowadays it is housed at Gemeentemuseum den Haag in The Hague but it has become well-known around the world as an icon for his unique style in art history making Vincent van Gogh stand out amongst other painters from Europe in late 1800s.

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