A Wheatfield, with Cypresses

Vincent Van Gogh, one of history’s best-known artists, was known for his entrancing and melancholy landscapes. This swirling scene of a wheatfield mixes land, sky and vegetation to create a depiction of the famous cypresses in the south of France. Van Gogh was a patient at a mental hospital at the time this was painted, adding an anguished tone to the sweeping landscape.

Creator: Vincent van Gogh

Date: 1889

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 72.1 x 90.9 cm

Location: National Gallery London