Wheat Fields

Jacob van Ruisdael Dutch

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 615

Twenty-seven views of fields by Ruisdael survive today. In this celebrated example, the artist used the building blocks of land, sky, and sea to create an imposing vision of cultivated nature. On the road before us, a man with a traveler’s pack approaches a woman and child, while the cumulus clouds dominating the sky add their own element of drama. A glimpse of boats at sea on the far left knits this quintessentially Dutch landscape into the wider world.

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Wheat Fields, Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch, Haarlem 1628/29–1682 Amsterdam), Oil on canvas

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