Art Home Page io-io Home Page Art by :Vincent Wilem van Gogh Artist ID 20 Title: Irises Price: £ Add to Basket Museum : Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Back one Page Category: Painting Medium : Oil Surface: Canvas Style:Post-Impressionism Dimensions : 92.7 cm x 73.9 cm
Van Gogh painted this still life in the psychiatric hospital at Saint-Rémy. He viewed Irises primarily as a colour study, and he painted the luxuriant bouquet twice. He set out in this version to achieve a powerful colour contrast, while in the other still life he pursued the opposite – a soft, pastel effect. The flowers are placed against a uniformly yellow background, making them stand out even more strongly. The irises were originally purple, but the red pigment has since faded, turning them blue.
Tags:Flowers, irises