Van Gogh's sheaves of wheat

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Dallas Museum of Art, Nov 15, 2006 - Art - 119 pages
Vincent van Gogh (18531890) viewed wheat as a central metaphor of the cycle of life and the creative process. As such, it was a theme that he consistently explored throughout his career. This book examines the artist's personal and visual fascination with wheat, analyzing the significance that the motifand by extension, the peasant at work in natureplayed within the social and cultural framework of 19th-century France and in the works of other artists of the time. Focusing on hisSheaves of Wheatat the Dallas Museum of Artone of thirteen canvases completed in the last month of his lifethis beautiful book features illustrations of Van Gogh's works as well as personal correspondence and letters. Related images by such prominent contemporary artists as Emile Bernard, Jules Breton, Charles F. Daubigny, Paul Gauguin, Jean-Francois Millet, Claude Monet, and Camille Pissarro are also included. Together these works reveal the larger social and political trends of 19th-century France.

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This volume takes the unusual organizing principle of celebrating an unrenowned Vincent van Gogh painting at the Dallas Museum of Art. The work, which depicts sheaves of wheat, is among the last ... Read full review

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