The images reproduced on these bridge-sized playing cards are details from Irises
(1890) and Oleanders
(1888) by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) in the Museum’s collection. Van Gogh painted flowers again and again; they represented for him the revitalizing powers of nature and also allowed him to use the vibrant colors that were so meaningful to him.
Set of 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck. Embossed paper with plastic coating. Gift boxed. Cards: 2 1/4'' x 3 1/2'' each; box: 5 3/8''W x 3 3/4''H.
- Set of 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck
- Embossed paper with plastic coating
- Gift boxed
- Cards: 2 1/4'' x 3 1/2'' each; box: 5 3/8''W x 3 3/4''H
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."