Citation"The Blue Cart
(Vincent van Gogh) , 1943.279,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Dec 07, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/299927.
Reuse via IIIF
Harvest has happened in this placid scene, as evident by a haystack and ladder on the left. The blue cart on wheels is without horse or farmer, an unmanned plow rests towards the right. The peaceful scene is drawn with varying textures that define fields and create depth. A few small houses dot the landscape, there’s a sketchy suggestion of two people in the distance. A reed-like fence creates a diagonal boundary between the grassy foreground and rural setting behind it. Hills are suggested in the background, the sky is made of white textures indicating overcast weather.