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Object Information:

Artist: Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890

Women Crossing the Fields


Oil on paper

sheet, 11 15/16 x 23 1/2in (30.3 x 59.7cm)

Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay



On Exhibition  On view/Zilker Gallery

Further Information:

Completed in the last year of his life, Women Crossing the Fields shows van Gogh's continued interests in color and agriculture.The straight rows of the potato fields give way to his characteristic turbulent lines. Two women, one in white and the other in an orange-dotted blue dress, walk across the fields with a house and blue hills visible in the background. The idyllic scene echoes the artist's words to his brother, Theo, in June 1873: "Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more."

Artist/Maker Bio

van Gogh, Vincent