Arles: View from the Wheat Fields (with Mowers)

Arles: View from the Wheat Fields (with Mowers)

"I even work in the wheatfields at midday, in the full heat of the sun, without any shade whatever, and there you are, I revel in it like a cicada" Vincent To Emile Bernard. Arles, on or about Tuesday, 19 June 1888.
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Painting Date
18th of June 1888
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“I even work in the wheatfields at midday, in the full heat of the sun, without any shade whatever, and there you are, I revel in it like a cicada”

“There are many repetitions of yellow in the earth, neutral tones, resulting from the mixing of violet with yellow, but I could hardly give a damn about the veracity of the colour. Better to make naive almanac pictures — old country almanacs, where hail, snow, rain, fine weather are represented in an utterly primitive way. The way Anquetin got his Harvest so well.”

Vincent To Emile Bernard. Arles, on or about Tuesday, 19 June 1888.

 

Related images are drawings of the painting done after the painting with one sent to Theo in Mid-July, John Russell on August 3 and Theo on August 8.

A very vertical painting and done in the same fields as the sheaves but Vincent’s view is back toward town instead of out toward the Crau and the Alpilles.

(cicadas are small flying insects, the males of whom make a loud sound with their abdomens to attract females, loudest and most active during the hottest part of  summer days in tropical or sub-tropical regions)

 

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 73 x 54 cm – Size 20 paysage
Arles, France: June 18, 1888
Musée Rodin
Paris, France, Europe
F: 545, JH: 1477

Where Vincent Was:
Arles

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