Landscape at Auvers in the Rain by Vincent Van Gogh

Landscape at Auvers in the Rain by Vincent Van Gogh

One of Van Gogh’s last paintings, Landscape at Auvers in the Rain. It was painted while he was staying with Dr Paul-Ferdinand Gachet in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris. Van Gogh painted a few views of the wheat fields around him just before his death. This painting, or a similar one, may have been the painting mentioned in his last letter, written to his mother. It reads, in part, that he was ‘quite absorbed in the immense plain with wheat fields against the hills, boundless as a sea, delicate yellow, delicate soft green, the delicate violet of a dug-up and weeded piece of soil’.[1] He took his own life, in one of the fields nearby, three days after he completed the painting.

[1]https://museum.wales/collections/online/object/76a0478a-31d7-313f-be6f-f2fe22e6e7ca/Rain—Auvers/?field0=string&value0=van%20gogh&field1=with_images&value1=on&index=0
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