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Wheatfield with cypresses date and media

1889
Oil paint

2

Describe line in the painting (7 points)

1. Thick
2. Curved (clouds)
3. Confident
4. Flowing
5. Graceful
6. Controlled
7. Delicate

3

Describe tone in the painting (3 points)

1. Muted
2. Flat
3. Bright

4

Describe colour in the painting (5 points)

1. Contrasting (blue of mountains & yellow)
2. Balanced between warm and cold
3. Delicate
4. Realistic
5 limited palette

5

Describe texture of the painting (3 points)

1. Soft
2. Smooth
3. Visible brushstrokes

6

Describe shape of the painting (2 points)

1. Stylised
2. Overlapping

7

Describe composition of the painting (5 points)

1. Cypress tree - centre of interest
2. Eye level
3. Landscape
4. Balanced
5. Mountains - background

8

Describe mood and atmosphere of the painting (6 points)

1. Peaceful
2. Quiet
3. Calm
4. Relaxed
5. Still
6. Joyful

9

Influences (5)

1. Impressionism and post-Impressionism:
- more vivid colours - Starry night & Irises (1889)

2. Japonism:
- Japanese artwork
- Portrait of Père Tanguy (Ukiye-e) - 'pictures of the floating world'

3. Paul Gauguin:
- Worked together, adopted same style & technique. Applying paint thickly and heavier.
- Themes - people and landscape (1887)
- Martinique landscape and The painter of Sunflowers - Gauguin

4. Jean-Françios Millet
"Millet is father Millet, counsellor and mentor in everything for young artists"
- Both considered farmers & working class good people - identified with them
- Millet - Peasants and countryside impacted Van Gogh
- Whilst in asylum, Van Gogh created own interpretation of 'The Sewer'

5. Nature:
Wheatfield with Crows