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The Tulip Field painting was created by Vincent Van Gogh in 1883. Work on the painting was started after the painter attended classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels.
Even then, the eminent artist showed the first signs of madness, he often suffered from depression and could not prove to himself the justice of his existence.
The soft, classical style of painting, taught by teachers from the Academy, calmed the artist’s frustrated consciousness, making the world more meaningful and real, and the paintings he painted were more lively and brighter.
The first thing the viewer sees when he looks at the picture is the endless fields of colorful tulips. In the rays of the setting sun, the already amazing flowers look simply magnificent.
In the distance, closer to the end of tulip splendor, the artist placed a man. He walks between the rows and checks if all the flowers are in place, whether they look good, whether they need watering. Such detours were not uncommon in these parts, where tulips are not just a beautiful decoration of the garden, but a profitable business. The appearance of a person in the picture looks quite natural.
When writing the picture, Van Gogh used contrasting colors and shades, playing not only with lighting, but also with the surroundings, so that the audience’s attention is completely concentrated on tulips, leaving other objects present in the picture without proper attention.
In addition, there is a clear division of the picture into two zones. The lower zone is occupied by tulips, and the upper - several poorly lit houses, trees and a sky covered with small clouds.
Despite the fact that tulips are assigned the main place in the picture, the absence of the remaining details presented would make the canvas incomplete. The ability to notice details and make them noticeable to the viewer is all a manifestation of the artist’s incredible talent, embodied in one picture.
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