A young peasant woman in a straw hat by Vincent Van Gogh

A young peasant woman in a straw hat by Vincent Van Gogh

“A young peasant woman in a straw hat sits in wheat,” Van Gogh, a description of the picture For Van Gogh, writing down his subjects meant capturing their presence in nature.

The picture of a young peasant woman on a wheat field is a good example of this.

The model poses in the vicinity, which corresponds to her lifestyle, in the field of ripening wheat. This situation fulfills the functions of both the attribute and the traditional element in portrait iconography.

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