Wheatfield with Crows by Vincent van Gogh
Wheatfield with Crows, by Vincent van Gogh, was painted in 1890. With its dramatic palette, writhing brush strokes, and tall wheat stalks, Wheatfield with Crows resonates with an air of mesmerizing turbulence. The crows, described by van Gogh in a few deft strokes of black, circle low over the crops under an ominous sky that threatens the onset of a summer storm.
On the next page, we'll see a portrait Vincent van Gogh painted of one of his few friends.