A van Gogh "Landscape of Extreme Simplicity"
In a letter to his brother Theo, the artist described the subject as "a field of wheat, ravaged and knocked to the ground after a storm. A boundary wall and beyond, gray foliage of a few olive trees, huts and hills. Finally, at the top of the painting a large white and gray cloud swamped by the azure. It's a landscape of extreme simplicity."