Vase with Irises (yellow background) – Van Gogh – 1000 Pieces


Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background, 1889 stands out as one of Vincent van Gogh’s most well known floral still life paintings.
The work, along with its companion piece also a Still Life: Vase with Irises , is unusual in that it’s one of the few still lifes painted by Van Gogh during his stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. Van Gogh painted still life works throughout his ten year career as an artist–from the earliest works in Etten, through to the final works he executed shortly before his death in July 1890.

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My favourite of all the Masters, Vincent Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on March 30, 1853 and shot himself at Auvers, France on 29 July 1890. Often regarded as a tortured soul, Van Gogh was a perfectionist, his own harshest critic, discarding dozens of sketches and paintings in pursuit of his inner visions .
DID YOU KNOW… Van Gogh’s finest works were produced in less than three years in a technique that grew more and more impassioned in brush stroke, in symbolic and intense color, in surface tension, and in the movement and vibration of form and line. Van Gogh’s inimitable fusion of form and content is powerful; dramatic, lyrically rhythmic, imaginative, and emotional, for the artist was completely absorbed in the effort to explain either his struggle against madness or his comprehension of the spiritual essence of man and nature.