Our candle features a detail adapted from Roses
by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). In May 1890, just before his departure from the asylum in Saint- Rémy, Van Gogh painted an exceptional group of four still lifes, to which the Museum’s Roses
(and also Irises
) belong. Magnificent in their ease of execution and graceful simplicity of design, these bouquets and their counterparts were imagined as a decorative ensemble, like the suite of sunflowers he had made earlier in Arles.
Glass with decal application and poured wax (60% soy and 40% fully refined paraffin wax). Rose fragrance. Gift boxed. 45 hour burn time. 10 oz. 4''H x 3'' diam.
- Poured wax (60% soy and 40% fully refined paraffin wax)
- 10 oz.4''H x 3'' diam.
- Rose fragrance
- 45-hour burn time
- Gift boxed
Art HistoryVincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), the eldest son of a Dutch Reformed minister and a bookseller’s daughter, pursued various vocations, including that of an art dealer and clergyman, before deciding to become an artist at the age of twenty-seven. Throughout the course of his decade-long career (1880–90), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper. Ironically, in 1890, he modestly assessed his artistic legacy as “of very secondary importance.”