Fragrances of van Gogh
Inspired by Vincent van Gogh
11 x 14 Oil painting on Canvas
Art within Art Series
I was so surprised to find van Gogh paintings of nudes.
I never knew he painted them. Always something new!
I just loved this one which was taken after his
painting Nude Woman Reclining Paris 1887.
I have painted Vincent's Sunflowers so many times
that I thought it would be nice to try his Irises and they
fit so beautifully in this composition with his nude.
I think the yellow also works so well as it was one
of Vincents favorite colors.
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Irises by Vincent van Gogh
Irises is a painting by Vincent van Gogh. Irises was painted while Vincent van Gogh was living at the asylum at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Remy-de Provence, France, in the last year before his death in 1890.
It was painted before his first attack at the asylum. There is a lack of the high tension which is seen in his later works. He called the painting "the lightning conductor for my illness", because he felt that he could keep himself from going insane by continuing to paint.
The painting was influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, like many of his works and those by other artists of the time. The similarities occur with strong outlines, unusual angles, including close-up views and also flattish local colour (not modelled according to the fall of light).
He considered this painting a study, which is probably why there are no known drawings for it, although Theo, Van Gogh's brother, thought better of it and quickly submitted it to the annual exhibition of the Societe des Artistes Independents in September 1889, together with Starry Night Over the Rhone. He wrote to Vincent of the exhibition: "[It] strikes the eye from afar. The Irises are a beautiful study full of air and life."
van Gogh Fakes
That is a question that frequently crops up with Van Gogh paintings. Vincent Van Gogh's work has probably been copied and forged more than that of any other painter of the modern era. Even the origin of some works attributed to Van Gogh hanging in museums is extremely doubtful.
New Van Gogh works surface almost daily. With some, it is immediately clear that they are not originals. But there are also numerous convincing forgeries. There is no authoritative directory of Van Gogh's work, and in some cases even experts find it hard to be sure. Van Gogh paintings regularly fetch top prices at auction, so many people dream of making the ultimate discovery at a local flea
market or during an attic clear out.
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