Wheatfield with a Lark by Vincent van Gogh
A lark soars across the still-bright sky. Traditionally, the flight of a lark indicates happiness, but van Gogh may have used the soaring bird to embody the sense of freedom he felt when working outdoors in the countryside.
Vincent van Gogh introduced a deep, rich gold tonality into the somber browns of his palette with his painting A Pair of Shoes. Continue to the next section to learn about this painting.