Field with Poppies – Vincent van Gogh

Field with Poppies (1888)
Vincent van Gogh, Field with Poppies, 1888, Oil on Canvas

Arles, May 1888

February 19th, 1888, van Gogh quits Paris and moves to Arles, were he expected to find “yet more colour, yet more sun”. Besides looking for a new source of inspiration, Vincent wanted to create an artistic cooperative that would support (financially and psychologically) every painter that was excluded from the official art world.

During his stay in Arles, at the Yellow House, Vincent created some of his most recognizable paintings, such as Vincent’s Bedroom in Arles (1888), Café Terrace at Night (1888) as well as Starry Night over the Rhone (1888) an overture of his prominent Starry Night (1889).

Reference book: BRUG A. (2004), van Gogh, Munich: Prestel


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