Vincent Van Gogh lived a tormented life as an artist and is believed to have sold only one painting during his lifetime. He died young at the age of 36 by, presumably, a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Red Vineyards (below) is the painting he sold.
This was a groundbreaking work, produced in 1888, two years before Van Gogh died. Here we see a painting of a local vineyard in Arles, whose red and yellow colors of Autumn inspired Van Gogh. The painting depicts a group of harvesters working in fields during the sunset—the colors capturing the mellowed tones and glistening light of the early evening sun reflecting in the river.
Do you find this work as entrancing as I do?
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