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ARTIST: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
SIZE: 20" x 14"
MADE BY: Wentworth
DESCRIPTION: Vincent van Gogh painted
La Meridienne (The Siesta) in 1890 while
in the asylum at St. Rémy. When recovering from his breakdowns, Van Gogh
was quite normal and was able to continue to paint. Van Gogh had an
enduring love of the artist Jean Francois Millet and made several painted
copies of Millet's etchings while in the asylum.
La Meridienne is one of them.
La Meridienne captures the serenity of a noon-time nap. The heat of
the day is unoppressive while the couple rests in the shade of the
haystack they've made. As in all Van Gogh's work, the elements are