Wheatfield is an important subject of Van Gogh and he created a series of paintings and drawings of that. Van Gogh view his paintings of wheat
fields as an opportunity for people to find a sense of calm and meaning, offering more to suffering people than guessing at what they may
learn "on the other side of life."
Van Gogh writes Theo that he hopes that his family brings to him "what nature, clods of earth, the grass, yellow wheat, the peasant, are for me, in other words, that you find in your love for people something not only to work for, but to comfort and restore you when there is a need." Further exploring the connection between man and nature, Van Gogh wrote his sister Wil, "What the germinating force is in a grain of wheat, love is in us."