Flower Beds in Holland (also known as ‘Bulb Fields’)
Vincent van Gogh - 1883
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC (United States)
Height: 49 cm (19.29 in.), Width: 66 cm (25.98 in.)
This work from 1883 marks the first time we really feel Vincent’s expert use and knowledge of color. There are a couple more examples from earlier, in ‘82, but for me, this is the physical representation of the beginning of his mission to work only to let God move through his vessel and leave something timeless behind.
Vincent painted and drew (and wrote letters) voraciously from here on out, compiling over 900 paintings, at least that many letters, and even more drawings.