The canvas "Lullaby" was written by Van Gogh in a rather difficult time of his life. The picture was created in Arles. Incidentally, its creation began shortly before the case when the master simply took and cut off his ear because of a clouding of reason. This was some time before the departure of Gauguin. But the artist completed his creation after returning from the hospital. The work was not easy to write, Van Gogh copied it many times. And witnesses reported that the master, who had never sung anything before, often sang long lullabies while writing the canvas.
The model for the image in the picture was the wife of the local postal employee Augustine Roulin. In that period of her life, she was one of the few with whom the artist closely communicated. Van Gogh sincerely believed that the family of this woman is an exemplary, just the ideal of a healthy family life for the most ordinary people. The master often painted on his canvases Augustine, her spouse or young children.
The painting was painted mainly in green colors. These are rich emerald and dark green shades. The gaze of the woman depicted seems thoughtful and tired, but at the same time focused. The freshness of the work is added by snow-white flowers located in the garden in the background. The foreground of the canvas is distinguished by clear straight lines, even the folds on the woman's skirt seem to be somehow “sharp”. But behind her back you can see an ornament of elegantly twisted greenery in fresh light shades of greenery.
Painting Wet Meadow Vasiliev