Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wheatfield with Crows

I chose the painting titled “Wheatfield with Crows” by Vincent Van Gogh.  The Painting was done in 1890.  The size is 50.5 cm by 103 cm and the medium is oil on canvas.  The painting is located at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.  I selected this painting because it tells a very important story and we are trying to tell stories with the projects we are working on in class.  Some people claim that this painting is Van Gogh’s suicide note.  He shot himself in the middle of a field.  This painting portrays what the landscape would have looked like after her pulled the trigger.  All of the crows would have taken off because they were startled by the gunshot.  The colors seem dark and ominous to show that he was going through a difficult time in his life.

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