Happy birthday, Vincent van Gogh!

What else can one do, when we think of all the things we do not understand, than go look at a field of wheat?

Vincent van Gogh

Happy birthday to one of the most beloved artists in our collection! Vincent van Gogh was born on this day in 1853. Throughout his career, van Gogh was fascinated with the pastoral scenery of rural France, painting the wheat fields near his home dozens of times in different seasons of the harvest.

A landscape featuring hazy, colorful blocks of farmland
Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers), 1890, Carnegie Museum of Art