House and Farm in Provence / Vincent van Gogh / Oil on canvas / 1888 / Washington National Gallery
In February 1888, when Van Gogh arrived in Arles, he encountered a snow-covered landscape. But Van Gogh was looking for the bright sun to shine on the landscape with as much energy as possible. In his opinion, Arles was like the south of Japan, and during the time he lived in this area, he made amazing progress in his work. During his fifteen-month stay in Arles, he left more than two hundred paintings and one hundred drawings and wrote more than two hundred letters.
In this painting, the artist has studied the golden color of wheat and the complementary colors of red and green plants. Blue and orange fences and pink clouds in the turquoise sky vibrate the sky with their brilliant shine.
Impressionist painters greatly benefited from the contrast technique of complementary colors in their works.