Dr. Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, explores Vincent van Gogh's Sheaves of Wheat. The wheat harvest was frequently depicted by van Gogh over the course of his brief but prolific career. Yet beyond its symbolic association with cycles of nature and human life, Sheaves of Wheat belongs to a mysterious group of thirteen canvases united by their unusual rectangular format. In this talk, curator Dr. Nicole R. Myers considers this iconic painting within the context of the variants, series, and decorative projects that mark van Gogh's artistic production.
November 11, 2016
- The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series