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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris

Wheatfield with a Lark by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's Wheatfield with a Lark is an oil on canvas (21-1/4 x 25-3/4 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Vincent van Gogh's Wheatfield with a Lark is an oil on canvas (21-1/4 x 25-3/4 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh painted Wheatfield with a Lark in the fields outside Asnières in 1887. He portrayed the grain stalks at their fullest summer height, blowing in the wind of an approaching storm.

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.

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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.

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