Red vineyards in Arles. Montmajor, Van Gogh, 1888
- Posted by Vincent Van Gogh
- Museum: Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin
- Year: 1888
Description of the picture :
Red vineyards in Arles. Montmajor – Van Gogh. 1888. Oil on canvas. 73×91
The landscape of Van Gogh (1853-1890) is striking by the power of emotional tension, the feeling of presence when a universe arises. The hot disk of the sun melts the earth, the vineyards are engulfed in alarming crimson tones, and as if burning in a fire, the road on the right turned into a stream of solar lava, only in the foreground are cool purple shadows. Grapes seem to be a product of the same mighty element that caused them as if from underground. They are woven by a painter into the eternal cycle of nature. The solar symbol is unchanged in the work of Van Gogh, he considered the sun a source of life.