Our vase features a detail from Irises
(1890) 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 Irises
belongs. Magnificent in their ease of execution and graceful simplicity of design, these bouquets were imagined as a decorative ensemble, like the suite of sunflowers he had made earlier in Arles.
Glass, with decal application. Gift boxed. Hand wash only. 11 1/2''H x 6''W x 2''D.
- Hand wash only
- Gift boxed
- 11 1/2''H x 6''W x 2''D
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 27. 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.”