In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week we feature a brilliant painting by Vincent Van Gogh soon to be auctioned here.
Few prominent collectors need a new reason to motivate them to pursue acquiring an original by Vincent Van Gogh, and Christie’s is expecting spirited bidding during its June 27 “Impressionist & Modern Art Sale.” For sale is a remarkable painting by Van Gogh titled “Le moissonneur,” a composition the artist acquired from his contemporary Jean-François Millet.
Imaged with brilliant yellows, greens, and blues, a lone figure stands with his back toward the viewer. Wearing a straw hat, the figure is in the process of reaping wheat in a field. Strong, bold outlines help distinguish the figure from his surroundings, and the impasto texture — so characteristic of the artist’s work — is vivid.
Auction estimates are between $17 million and $21 million. To learn more, visit Christie’s.
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