Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' Wheat Fields After The Rain '

2257 Words Dec 7th, 2016 10 Pages
Jake Seavy
Carol Lorenz
Humanities: Museum Paper
The Plain of Auvers

The title of the piece I chose is “Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers).” It is painted by Vincent van Gogh in July of 1890. The painting has various shades of green, yellow and blue. The sky is a light blue that has clouds that were painted in a circular pattern and it takes up about 1/3 of the picture. “The sky appears to stand a good several inches behind the horizon, the plain looks gradational by different level of green colors” (Kao). Kao is talking about how even though the picture is one just one dimensional that us as humans can tell where the fields are separated and that the sky is not attached to the wheat fields but it looks to us as if the sky just a couple inches above the farthest wheat field. Moving down there are a couple of what seem to be bushes or trees. They are round objects that are green but some are taller than others conveying that it could be either bushes or trees. There are wheat fields that are yellow and there are wheat fields that are green. There are only a couple of yellow wheat fields as they are heavily outnumbered by green wheat fields. The wheat fields seem to be in a zig-zag type of pattern. In the foreground, there is grass and what seems to be a bit of flowers and the grass is green and brown. Moving from the foreground to the background the wheat fields get smaller and smaller. There seems to be a small hill in the middle of the picture…

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