Women Crossing the Fields

Maker and role
Artist: Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890
Year
1890

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Media/materials
Oil on paper
Measurements
sheet, 11 15/16 x 23 1/2in (30.3 x 59.7cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Accession number
1950.49
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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."
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