Vincent Van Gogh paintings-Wheat Field with Cypresses 

About the Artist

Early years

See also: Van Gogh’s family in his art

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, in the predominantly Catholic province of North Brabant in the Netherlands.[23] He was the oldest surviving child of Theodorus van Gogh (1822–1885), a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, and his wife Anna Cornelia Carbentus (1819–1907). Van Gogh was given the name of his grandfather and of a brother stillborn exactly a year before his birth.[note 2] Vincent was a common name in the Van Gogh family. The name had been borne by his grandfather, the prominent art dealer Vincent (1789–1874), and a theology graduate at the University of Leiden in 1811. This Vincent had six sons, three of whom became art dealers, and may have been named after his own great-uncle, a sculptor (1729–1802).[25]

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Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh (1889). Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attribution By Vincent van Gogh – The MET, Public Domain,


About this image:

A Wheatfield with Cypresses is any of three similar 1889 oil paintings by Vincent van Gogh, as part of his wheat field series. All were exhibited at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole mental asylum at Saint-Rémy near Arles, France, where Van Gogh was voluntarily a patient from May 1889 to May 1890. The works were inspired by the view from the window at the asylum towards the Alpilles mountains.


Analysis of the canvas of Wheat Field with Cypresses shows that it comes from the same bolt as 67 other paintings by the artist, dating from February 1888 to July 1890.


The painting Wheatfield with Cypresses is a natural landscape depicting cypress trees growing or the wheat field. The cloudy sky and the distant mountains create the background of the landscape. The post-impressionistic style of van Gogh determines the peculiarities of the painting’s composition.Vincent van Gogh’s “Wheat Field with Cypresses” – Read a Free Analytical Essay at


It is held by the National Gallery Prague, displayed at the Veletržní palác [ cs; de; fr] (Fair Trade Palace) in the district of Holešovice, where the painting is known as Zelené obilí (“Green wheat”).Green Wheat Field with Cypress – Wikipedia

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Vincent van Gogh – Wheat Field with Cypresses (National Gallery version)

Attribution By Vincent van Gogh – National Gallery (NG3861), London, Public Domain,

Reed-pen drawing, held by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (F1538)

Attribution By Vincent van Gogh – repro from artbook, Public Domain,