Vincent Van Gogh : Great landscapes

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 the others”.
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 didn’t refrain from expressing sadness, extreme loneliness.”