Vincent Van Gogh painted “The Red Vineyard” in November of 1888. It was supposedly his solely portray that he offered throughout his lifetime. It was offered to Anna Boch, who was an impressionist painter and artwork collector, on the annual exhibition of the artist group referred to as “Les XX”. The group was composed of 20 Belgian artists who at the moment are thought-about a few of the world’s best artists in historical past. Included within the group, along with Vincent Van Gogh, was the likes of Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne.
The portray was offered for about 400 francs in 1890, which is equal to about $1,000 in the present day. The portray is now saved on the Pushkin Museum of Superb Arts in Moscow. Though the portray has by no means been put up on the market and it might be troublesome to estimate its worth, Van Gogh’s work have offered from $60 to $140 million.
Interpretation of The Red Vineyard
Van Gogh was residing in Arles, France in 1888 with Paul Gauguin. He had written a letter to his brother Theo, who was an artwork supplier in Paris, stating that he was engaged on a winery portray that he had painted from reminiscence after a night stroll,
a crimson winery, all crimson like crimson wine. Within the distance it turned to yellow after which a inexperienced sky with the solar, the earth after the rain violet, glowing right here and there the place it caught the reflection of the setting solar.
The low night solar to the west and the shadow of the person standing on the street means that the winery is north dealing with. The shimmering street and the intense yellow reflection of the solar on the street means that the street may be very moist and that there might need been a heavy rain lately. The muddy areas within the foreground additionally trace on the moist situations.
All the ladies which are within the foreground choosing the grapes are bent over from the hip, suggesting an air of arduous work and that maybe it was demanded of them from the determine on the street standing watch over them. Bending over from the hip would have been extraordinarily troublesome on the decrease again and the ladies would have been exhausted after a day choosing.
Whereas the yellow, orange and reds of the portray captured a fantastic and vibrant pure setting, it additionally contrasts with the toiling of the ladies. That is per most of Van Gogh’s work in that there was all the time a way of melancholy, whether or not delicate or apparent.