Van Gogh’s Enclosed Field with Ploughman under raking light


Conservators use raking light to study the condition of a canvas and paint films. Applying the technique to Van Gogh’s Enclosed Field with Ploughman (1889) reveals the animation of the brushstrokes, giving insight into the artist’s technique.

Video from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cite this page as: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Van Gogh’s Enclosed Field with Ploughman under raking light," in Smarthistory, May 6, 2017, accessed May 23, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/van-goghs-enclosed-field-with-ploughman-under-raking-light/.