Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Red Vineyard

The Red Vineyard by Vincent Van Gogh was painted in November of 1888 on oil on canvas. This painting is an extremely significant piece because it was supposedly the only piece of Van Gogh's that was sold while he was alive. The painting shows the hardships of workers harvesting crops under the bright sunlight. It is a historical representation of life on European vineyards. I also think that the painting may be expressing the issue of slavery. It is apparent that the people who are bending over and working in the fields are being supervised by others who posses fine carriages and appear to be dressed much more fashionably.

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