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Corn Fields and Poppies by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Corn Fields and Poppies is an oil on canvas (21-1/4x25-1/2 inches) that is housed in The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Vincent van Gogh's Corn Fields and Poppies is an oil on canvas (21-1/4x25-1/2 inches) that is housed in The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Vincent van Gogh painted Corn Fields and Poppies in 1888. The painting is characterized by a bold composition and vivid palette.

By June of 1888, van Gogh had attained the full assimilation of his sources. As seen in this lyrical composition of wheat waving above a flowering field, he had mastered the Impressionist approach of painting quickly to achieve the sensation of immediacy. His variable touch, from dabs to descriptive strokes, transcended the Neo-Impressionist example in its expressive power.

The subject of van Gogh's La Mousmé, Sitting was inspired by a novel, Pierre Loti's Madame Chrysantheme. Learn more about this painting in the next section.

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