Wheatfield with crows

Sunflowers

Inside Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Mark noticed the painting “Wheatfield with crows”.  “What a riot of colors of yellow, green, brown, and intense blue with those black crows flying away. What’s the inspiration?” pondered Mark. 

The art suddenly started to evolve, depicting a chaotic war-scene from the narrative of a holy book of Hinduism. The Lord was chiding the hero reluctant to fight enemies (his relatives), displaying a futuristic vision of the pre-destined demise of every creation. Mark came back to senses, wondering about the connection.

He approached the art, painted mid-July, 1890. Van Gogh fatally shot himself on July 29th.

 

By Sankar Chatterjee

 

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