Three Poppy Fields

Vincent Van Gogh, Poppy Field 1890
Claude Monet, Poppy Field 1890
Gustav Klimt, Poppy Field 1907

On occasion, social media yields up something good. One instance is Richard Morris, a British art historian and journalist, who offers “Art History in a Tweet.” Not long ago, he posted images of the three paintings of poppy fields you see here. I can no longer find his accompanying twitter entry in the flood of what goes by, but I appreciated his putting tup he three images side-by-side to compare and contrast and thought you might enjoy that, too.

6 Épigraphes antiques, by Claude Debussy 1914-1915

7 thoughts on “Three Poppy Fields

  1. shoreacres

    Even though my mind was thinking ‘poppies,’ the mix of colors in the second painting could just as easily have been meant to evoke a spring mix of Texas bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. So interesting — and beautiful.

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Oh, yes! You have taken me back to when my mother’s parents lived in Abilene Texas and I went to visit in what turned out to be a particularly gorgeous wildflower season. The Monet could easily have been a painting of those fields.

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Hi, T.! So nice to “see” you here, and so pleased you enjoyed the art and music. Speaking of art and music and other cultural delights, your weekly missives and your new poetry website endeavor are wonderful. (For those interested who may stop by, a link is here: Thank YOU for adding so much to the beauty of the world.

      1. T.

        Always a source of joy, your site. And how I relished all your Shostakovich entries from before (even if I was a mere silent reader) – I love his work and am an avid listener. Thank you for the kind mention!


  2. hilarymb

    Hi Sue – I don’t do Twitter … but I’d love to see more of Richard’s “Art in a Tweet” … sadly don’t want to go tweeting! But thanks for alerting me/us to him … interesting to see the differences … I hadn’t seen the Klimt one before. Excellent – loved this – cheers Hilary

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Hi, Hilary: you are wise to stay off Twitter, as a general matter. I do, too. Richard Morris’s tweets are so far available with limitations to us non-twitterati, which is how I see them. Also, though not quite as good for the ongoing stream of art and snippets of interesting related information, you might take a look at his website here:

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