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Vincent van Gogh Final Paintings

Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds (oil on canvas, 19-3/4x39-1/2 inches) hangs in Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum.
Vincent van Gogh's Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds (oil on canvas, 19-3/4x39-1/2 inches) hangs in Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum.

Vincent van Gogh completed Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds in the summer of 1890. In July, Vincent wrote to his mother and his sister Wil that he was painting a vast plain of wheat "as boundless as the sea." Van Gogh related the colors as a harmonious range of blue, white, pink, and violet, with the green and yellow wheat shining under a clear sky. Vincent van Gogh's own emotional state matched this tranquil subject: "I am in a mood of almost too much calmness, in the mood to paint this."

In Vincent's last days, we find the artist returning to his earliest influences, Impressionism and Japanese prints. Read on to learn how these manifested in one of his final paintings.

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