Van Gogh’s The Harvest

The HarvestVan Gogh’s famous oil painting, “The Harvest” was created in 1888. Inspired by an earlier drawing of the same name, this painting was finished in one sitting. Van Gogh was so pleased with his work that he gave it the French title “La Moisson”. It was quite rare giving his painting a title. Most of Van Gogh’s works were given titles by dealers, critics and art historians. “The Harvest” was also one of the first panoramas created by Van Gogh as he was unable to attempt such a view before. Why? Previously, living in Holland, he found the flat landscape to be uninspiring unlike this new agricultural French countryside with all its activities.

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