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The Harvest

Location in the artwork: the plain of La Crau, outside Arles, with in the distance the Alpilles mountain range

The colours of the southern French countryside in summer dominate this painting: the warm yellowy-gold of the wheat and azure green of the shimmering light. The painting shows the plain of La Crau, outside Arles, with in the distance the Alpilles mountain range. For the foreground van Gogh used touches of paint in various directions, while for the background he applied more
uniform colour patches, thereby creating extra depth. He considered this impressive vista one of his finest works.

Oil on canvas
73.0 x 92.0 cm
Arles 1888
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

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Harvest at La Crau, with Montmajour in the Background by Vincent van Gogh
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