Ploughed Fields – The Furrows

Ploughed Fields – The Furrows

"in the sunny intervals I still managed to finish a no. 30 canvas of ploughed fields. A blue sky with white clouds. An immense field of an ashy lilac, furrows, innumerable clods of earth, the horizon of blue hills and green bushes and small farmsteads with orange-coloured roofs. It’s another of those that’ll take a long time to dry; with impasto paintings you have to do the same as with the strongest wine, it has to ferment. So I’ve ordered a frame in white deal for that one." To Theo. Arles, Tuesday, 25 September 1888
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Painting Date
24th of September 1888
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 “in the sunny intervals I still managed to finish a no. 30 canvas of ploughed fields.  A blue sky with white clouds. An immense field of an ashy lilac, furrows, innumerable clods of earth, the horizon of blue hills and green bushes and small farmsteads with orange-coloured roofs.  It’s another of those that’ll take a long time to dry; with impasto paintings you have to do the same as with the strongest wine, it has to ferment. So I’ve ordered a frame in white deal for that one.”

To Theo. Arles, Tuesday, 25 September 1888

“And ploughed fields, a landscape with nothing but clods of earth, the furrows the colour of an old clog under the forget-me-not sky with white flecks.”  to eugene boch

 

Location is along the road to montmajour with alpilles in background??  about one month before Gauguin arrives in arles for his 60 days with vincent.

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Painting, Oil on Canvas
Arles: September 24, 1888
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 574, JH: 1586

Where Vincent Was:
Arles

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