The painting depicts a scene of peace and beauty; however, the different elements in the landscape hold symbolism in the eyes of Van Gogh. The painting includes the field of wheat, the olive trees, and the ...
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...; however, the deeper you look the sadder everything actually is (his mental state). Van Gogh is one of the most known post-impressionists around the world; his artwork is still being enjoyed today.
Vincent Van Gogh had a humble upbringing. As a pastor’s son, he believed that he should give back to his community, but failed. It was not until his early thirties that he completed his first successful piece of artwork. Demons in his head kept him from the normalcy he craved and he found himself in hospital for the insane. He completed a series of paintings that depict the surrounding landscape of the institution, one on the most famous being Wheat Fields With Cypresses. Van Gogh never truly realized his greatness and at the young age of 37, he shot himself. Unfortunately, he never got to see the appreciation and recognition his art receives, even 124 years later.
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