Red Vineyard at Arles cross stitch was inspired by one of Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings — The Red Vineyard painted in 1888. Not only is the painting extraordinarily beautifully, it is also famously known as one of the few paintings that Van Gogh sold during his lifetime.
Our Red Vineyard at Arles cross stitch recreates Van Gogh’s harvest workers in vivid detail, including his textured brushstrokes, fiery red foliage, burning yellow sun and press house on the horizon. It is a quite a large challenging chart and you’ll need around 60 different DMC colours to create a true replica of the original painting.
Are you up for the challenge? You’ll be rewarded with a post-impressionist masterpiece created by your own hands. Plus you can use Pattern Keeper to manage your project.
The 1888 Red Vineyard was completed while Van Gogh was staying at the village in Arles. Here’s a little bit about the history of the painting from the website of the Pushkin Art Museum (Russia), where the painting is currently on display:
This famous painting was painted by van Gogh in early November 1888 in the vicinity of Montmajour Abbey during the grape harvest. The natural landscape motif takes on the character of a parable.
The white-hot setting sun melts everything around, the foliage of the vineyards is filled with alarming red tones and, burning, turns into the purple tones of ash in the foreground.
Figures of people harvesting the harvest become a symbol of life, understood by the painter as exhausting daily work.
This is one of the few paintings sold during the artist’s lifetime. In 1890, she was exhibited at the Symbolist exhibition in Brussels, where she attracted everyone’s attention for the power of color and anxious emotional state. Right after the exhibition, the Belgian artist Anna Bosch bought the painting for 350 francs.
Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-impressionist painter who is arguably one of the world’s most famous and influential artists. It’s sadly ironic that he hardly sold a painting during his life (living in poverty for all of his career), but now reproductions of his artwork can be found on cushions, wall prints, mugs, t-shirts, stickers, screensavers … and of course cross stitch projects.
But they are so beautiful we all want to share in the Van Gogh genius.
His work is defined by his bright colours (oh, the Starry Night) and thick, expressive brush strokes. We are so excited about developing more cross stitch patterns of our favourite Vincent Van Gogh paintings. Keep calling back to the store as we add more and more.