The history of painting has had a chronological and stylistic development largely parallel to the rest of the plastic arts, although with different peculiarities in time and space due to numerous factors, from the derivatives of the various techniques and materials used in its confection up to socio - cultural and aesthetic factors, since each town and each culture has developed different concepts over time to capture the image it receives from the surrounding world. The following is a list of the highest prices paid for a painting.
Wheatfield with cypresses is a painting by Vincent van Gogh. There are three versions of the painting, all three painted in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in 1889, during the period that Van Gogh stayed there in the psychiatric hospital of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. One of the three is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a second in the National Gallery in London. The third has a smaller size and is privately owned. Moreover, there is a drawing made with a reed pen. This is located in the Van Gogh Museumin Amsterdam.