Wheat Field with Cypresses Replica on Canvas
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Van Gogh’s Attraction to Cypress Trees
Van Gogh often painted cypress trees
in his works. He found them mysterious to look at, even alluring. He pondered on how to paint them for sometime, and how to best capture their dark beauty. In his letter to Theo he wrote: ‘I am still preoccupied with cypresses. I’d like to do something like the Sunflower paintings
with them because I am amazed that no one has yet done them the way I see them. They have a beautiful line, beautiful proportions, like an Egyptian obelisk. And the green
has such a distinguished quality.’
The View From The Asylum
This painting was one of many done while Van Gogh lived in Saint-Remy
at the asylum. He had just finished Starry Night
when he began this work. It was inspired by the view from his window, though it is believed he painted it in the open air by the field itself, after his health had improved and he was given permission to leave the asylum during the day. He regarded it as one of his best summer paintings.
Three Versions of Wheat Field with Cypresses
There were three versions done of this painting, also occasionally known as Cornfield With Cypresses. The main more accomplished version has been held at The National Gallery in London
since 1923. Another version, Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haute Galline Near Eygalieres
, was privately owned by a number of private collectors until it was eventually sold to The Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York for $57 million in 1993. There is also a third smaller version that is held in a private collection.