"The Red Vineyards at Arles": a research and conservation project of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and LG SIGNATURE

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and LG SIGNATURE have completed a project to study and conserve Vincent van Gogh's world-famous painting "Red Vineyards in Arles. Montmajour." The results of the research made it possible to reconstruct the stages of Van Gogh's work on the painting, understand the technology of its creation, as well as identify destructive processes affecting the state of preservation of the work. You can follow the stages of the study of the painting on the page of the project, where a series of films "Conservation diary" and "Dialogues on the creative path and work of Van Gogh" will be published. 

"The Red Vineyards" has always been under the close attention of Pushkin Museum specialists, but never before had it been studied in such detail. For the first time, a large-scale complex technical and technological research of the work was carried out, during which specialists studied the morphological features of the canvas, the degree of fibre damage, made X-ray fluorescent analysis of the surface of the paint layer, determined the chemical composition of the ground and the paint layer and the composition of micro-samples of wax-resin mastic and yellowed sturgeon glue.