Women Crossing the Fields
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Artist: Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890
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Repeated lines, dots, and dashes of color evoke movement and suggest depth; hats, hands, and bell-shaped dresses appear to sway back and forth as the figures move along the path. Cool blues push the sky back, shades of green occupy the middle ground, and the figures come to the foreground with bright white and dots of orange. The cardboard on which this is painted adds background tones, simultaneously representing clouds, house, and path.
Van Gogh has captured the essence of nature as he sees and feels it.
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 50
Vincent van Gogh Drawings: Vol. 4, Pt. 2: Arles, Saint-Rémy & Auvers-Sur-Oise, 1888-1890; Marije Vellekoop (b.1969); 2007; Vol. 4, pt. 2; fig. 475d
Vincent van Gogh: Timeless Country - Modern City; Cornelia Homburg; 2010; p. 195, 269; no. 90
Japanese Prints: The Collection of Vincent van Gogh; 2018; p. 31-32; no. 34
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