Vincent van Gogh: Green Wheat Fields, Puzzle Tin

About the Artist

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the most popular and universally recognized artists of all time. A remarkably prolific artist, he produced approximately 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings during a brief career spanning a mere decade. Deeply inspired by the sun-drenched landscape of southern France, Van Gogh developed his signature style, marked by lush impasto, energetic brushwork, and vibrant color.

Vincent van Gogh: Green Wheat Fields, Puzzle Tin

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Take home a souvenir puzzle featuring Vincent van Gogh's Green Wheat Fields, Auvers (1890), from the National Gallery of Art. The puzzle comes in a sturdy and handsome tin, perfect for travel or gifting.

 

Green Wheat Fields, Auvers was painted during Van Gogh’s final months in Auvers-sur-Oise, a village just north of Paris. This work is a “pure landscape” in that there is no visible motif beyond the grassy field, road, and sky; there are no animals or figures, but instead lush flora whipped up by the wind. Two-thirds of the composition consists of the field in a rich range of greens and blues, punctuated by outbursts of yellow flowers. The artist wrote of his return to northern France as a kind of homecoming, a peaceful restoration in which the vibrant, hot colors of the south were replaced by cool, gentle hues of green and blue. Van Gogh’s energetic strokes describe the movement of grassy stalks in the breeze; patterned undulations create a woven form anchored at the right by a juncture of field, road, and sky. Above the fields the clouds whip around in spinning circles, created by Van Gogh’s brush squiggling across the surface in broad calligraphic strokes. The paint is applied in thick impasto, creating the textured surface of Van Gogh’s best-loved paintings. Through his dynamic touch and vivid, rich color, Van Gogh expresses the intense freshness of this slice of countryside.

  • 5 x 7 inches
  • 54 pieces


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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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