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Early Paintings by Vincent van Gogh


Sheaves of Wheat by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat is an oil on canvas (15-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches) housed in the Kröller-Müller Museum, in Otterlo, Netherlands.
Vincent van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat is an oil on canvas (15-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches) housed in the Kröller-Müller Museum, in Otterlo, Netherlands.

Vincent van Gogh painted Sheaves of Wheat in 1885. The painting is a prime example of van Gogh’s commitment to painting outside the studio.

Setting up his easel in the fields, van Gogh painted the harvest during his last summer in Nuenen, Netherlands. He depicted the female workers digging and raking, but he also painted the sheaves of wheat, tied into bundles for storage. His dedication to painting outdoors endured because he believed that the natural light on the fields could not be duplicated in the studio.

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