The picture “Ravens in the wheat field” was written by Vincent Van Gogh in 1890, a couple of weeks before he tried to shoot himself, and as a result died of heavy blood loss. This canvas was the last work of the artist, although among scholars there is an opinion that this is not so.
The artist had a difficult life, he lived in poverty, often moved, his talent was not recognized, because of which he doubted himself, criticized himself and could not tolerate himself, this led to the development of his mental illness, from which he could not be cured. Apparently, this all and served as the reason for his decision to commit suicide.
This picture shows the anxiety that tormented the artist at that time. He was always supported by his own brother, but even this did not help save Vincent.
In this picture, Van Gogh focuses on three paths running in different directions. The sky is depicted gloomy and gloomy, it catches anxious feelings on the viewer. The artist embodied here all his experiences and worries. He was very lonely, at that time he lived in a settlement for mentally ill people, he was isolated from society. In the picture it is difficult to single out the center. The dark sky and bright, radiant field strongly contrast. Ravens circling the field, which symbolize the artist’s indecision.
The horizon line divides the picture into several parts. Here lies the complex flow of the artist’s thoughts. Lead only one to him, where he leads each way in the picture, perhaps he is thinking about how to act, which way to choose. The picture is written in very rough and thick strokes. If you look closely at them, you might think that the artist was not in the mood at all, why he did such evil strokes.
After himself, Vincent van Gogh left a huge artistic heritage, his paintings scattered all over the world and have sky-high prices.