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Field with poppies near Arles

In February 1888 Vincent van Gogh left Paris for the town of Arles in Provence. The French capital had exhausted him, both mentally and physically, and Van Gogh yearned for the quiet life of the country side. In Provence he hoped to find something of the light and atmosphere that so fascinated him in Japanese prints. Moreover, Van Gogh thought of establishing an artistsí colony in the south, where he and his friends could live and work. This painting is a colorfull 'Dutch' landscape near to Arles.

Oil on canvas
24.5 x 35.0 cm
Arles 1888
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

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Field with poppies near Arles by Vincent van Gogh
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