Van Gogh : Great landscapes
Vincent revives the great flat landscapes once more- memories from his
native Brabant- which fascinate him. That landscape reminds one of a view
of La Crau in the Spring 88, a canvas which, he said, killed all
That first ground with flower beds then those vast, freshly ploughed lands
gave a feeling of peacefulness
which would not last. A few weeks
later, the same lands would be covered by troubled skies.
After his visit in Paris, he was desperate: back here, I set down
to work again- the brush almost falling from my hands and knowing
for sure what I wanted, I painted three more big paintings from that moment.
These are huge wheat fields under troubled skies and I didnt refrain
from expressing sadness, extreme loneliness.