Vincent van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows (detail), 1890
It is commonly stated that this was van Gogh’s last painting.
Jules Michelet, one of van Gogh’s favorite authors, wrote of the crow: “They interest themselves in everything, and observe everything. The ancients, who lived far more completely than ourselves in and with nature, found it no small profit to follow, in a hundred obscure things where human experience as yet affords no light, the directions of so prudent and sage a bird.”
Posted on Jul 28th, 2013
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