About the Artist
This plastic watch features artwork adapted from Vincent van Gogh's Green Wheat Fields, Auvers (1890) on the band and the face.
Green Wheat Fields, Auvers was painted during Van Gogh’s final months in Auvers-sur-Oise. Two-thirds of the composition consists of the field in a rich range of greens and blues, punctuated by bursts 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, their patterned undulations creating 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 common to all 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.
- 1.34-inch diameter
- Japanese movement
- Water-resistant: 3ATM