Conservation of Van Gogh's The Red Vineyard in Arles begins at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Van Gogh's Red Vineyards in Arles moves from the Gallery of European and American Art of the 19th-20th Centuries to the main building of the Museum.
This is not a re-exposition, but the beginning of an important new project at the Pushkin State Museum: a comprehensive study and conservation of one of the most famous paintings in the history of late 19th-century.
In letters to his brother Theo from the south of France, from Arles, Van Gogh voraciously spoke of the incredible beauty of this region, which begged to be painted. The landscape in the vicinity of the Abbey of Montmajour with grape pickers belongs to this period of the artist's life, it has always attracted the attention of the public with its colour and emotional expressiveness. Over the next few months, until the end of the year, the painting will be available only to researchers and conservators from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and their colleagues from other major museums and restoration institutes in Moscow and St Petersburg.
The project is supported by LG SIGNATURE. The company also sponsors the educational programmes of the Pushkin State Museum. This is in line with its belief that art complements technology, and technology complements art.