Old vineyard with peasant woman, 1890
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Van Gogh produced this drawing in Auvers in May 1890, on one of his first days in the village. He experimented in this work, and also in Cottages with thatched roofs, drawn in the same period, with various tints of blue, ranging from deep dark blue to watery light blue. As a contrasting accent he included a couple of bright orange roofs, that have now faded to reddish-brown. This work harks back to Van Gogh’s colour experiments in drawings from his Paris period from early 1887 and also to several still lifes produced in Saint-Remy, in some of which the flowers form a simultaneous contrast with the background and in others a complementary contrast.