Irises on a Vase by Vincent Van Gogh

Irises is one of the most recognized pieces by the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist, Vincent Willem Van Gogh (1853-1890), regarded as one of the most profoundly influential artists of the 19th century. Tormented by mental illness most of his life, he committed himself on May 8, 1889 to an asylum located in Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Remy in the southern part of France.

His masterpieces, among these the Irises and the famous Starry Night, were created while he was institutionalized. He sourced his inspiration from the surrounding gardens of the asylum and began working on Irises in the first week of his stay. While working on Irises, he wrote:

“The other violet bunch (ranging from carmine to pure Prussian blue) stands out against a startling citron background, with other yellow tones in the vase and the stand on which it rests, so it is an effect of tremendously disparate complementary, which strengthen each other by their juxtaposition.”

Like many artists of his time Van Gogh was influenced by the Japanese woodblock prints produced in the beginning of the 17th century. The use of black contours in Irises is a typical element of Japanese woodblock prints, helping to reinforce the expressive power of the painting.

Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime.

The original oil on canvass work of Irises on a Vase with the following dimensions 92 x 73.5 cm is on display at the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Irises on the Vase, oil on canvass reproduction is available at LauraKirsten at LeefTrends, Unit 86, Binckhorstlaan 120, 2516 BE Den Haag.

Dimensions: 80x110cm
Sale Price (20%off) : €295 to €236, includes modified antique frame and BTW (VAT)
On stock:  2 pieces

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