Vincent van Gogh in The Met

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Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 28 7/8 × 36 3/4 inches
  • 73.2 × 93.4 cm

This painting was born out of Van Gogh’s enjoyment in painting tall cypress trees. His representation of the clouds is reminiscent of the sky in his famous work, The Starry Night.

Self-Portrait with Straw Hat (1887)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 16 x 12 1/2 inches
  • 40.6 x 31.8 cm

This was one of the many self-portraits Van Gogh created while he was staying in Paris with his brother Theo. He bought himself a mirror and became his very own sitter.

Irises (1890)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 29 x 36 1/4 inches
  • 73.7 x 92.1 cm

This rendition of irises centers the flowers in front of a pale pink background, therefore, emphasizing their color and giving them a soft, delicate feel.