Through May 2013, in celebration of the 2012 harvest, the artistic works of Mendocinian artist Gonzalo Anton, will be displayed in Gimenez Riili Winery, located in the Uco Valley, in the Vista Flores region, and adjacent to The Vines of Mendoza's property.
Three of Gonzalo Aton’s latest large paintings, which range in size from 7-10 feet tall, will be displayed, offering visitors a “more compelling and unique experience when blending high-end wine and international art,” according to Anton. He described the event as a unique experience crafted by “the hand of the winery owner and the author of the paintings.”
The oil on canvas pieces depict a variety of scenes, ranging from the Hundred Year European War, to Rodin’s sculptures, to scenes of the harvest itself, all depicted in Anton’s unique contemporary style.
In comparison to the rest of Anton’s body of works, this collection illustrates a divergence into a new area, what he describes as a movement “towards the tragedy of human nature, redemption and ultimately hope.”
Anton also mentioned that he frequently stops by the winery to join the wine tours, meet the visitors and talk with them personally about his pieces and to share in the experience of blending art with wine.
All pieces of artwork are for sale.
If you’re interested in taking a trip out to the Gimenez Riili Winery, have a look at the Gimenez Riili page in the Wineries section, and also take a look at our Uco Valley Winery Itinerary for other spots to visit in the arta. The Uco Valley is a 1.5 hour drive from Mendoza City, so be sure to pack a bottle of water.
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