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Red Vineyard at Arles by Vincent van Gogh

    Red Vineyard at Arles by Vincent van Gogh

    Red Vineyard at Arles by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1888. The painting is in Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. The size of the work is 73 x 91 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    This celebrated canvas was painted by Van Gogh in early November 1888 near Montmajour abbey during the grape harvest. The natural landscape motif acquires the nature of a parable. Everything seems to be melting in the incandescent heat of the evening sun, the foliage of the vineyards is full of anxious red tones and turns into the lilac tones of the ashes in the foreground as it burns. (Read more in Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow)

    About the Artist: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. His interest in art began at a young age. Constant Cornelis Huijsmans, who had been a successful artist in Paris, taught the students at Tilburg. His philosophy was to reject technique in favour of capturing the impressions of things, particularly nature or common objects. Van Gogh’s profound unhappiness seems to have overshadowed the lessons, which had little effect. In March 1868, he abruptly returned home. He later wrote that his youth was “austere and cold, and sterile”… Read more

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