Vincent van Gogh – genius Post-Impressionist artist was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He was a very intelligent, religious, caring child. Vincent is rightfully deemed one of most significant 20th century painters, although artist immense talent recognition came many years after his tragic death, which was caused by mental illness, poverty, anxiety. Nowadays, these colorful and emotional works as well as his short, tragic life’s romanticism made him the best-known, adored painter.
Vince created over 2100 artworks during about ten years. His works include such themes as landscapes, sunflowers, olive and wheat fields, cypresses, various people portraits, as well as self-portraits. Naturally, given the sheer amount of works, created by this talented artist, some are more popular than others.
It is fair to say that if we hear this painter name, the first painting that comes to our mind is certainly “Starry Night”. How can it not, we see it practically everywhere – at the moment it is among most recognized masterpieces worldwide. Even those people, who know very little about art or in particular about Van Gogh are familiar with this painting. It is an oil on canvas, created by Vincent June 1889, when he was in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence asylum.
Just like Starry Night, “Irises” was painted in 1889, during painter’s asylum stay and a year prior to his tragic suicide. At the moment, “Irises” can be viewed in Los Angeles’s J. Paul Getty Museum. It is among most expensive paintings worldwide. Van Gogh stated that painting process helped him escape his illness and this painting can be considered great evidence.
This painting was created as part of series, painted between 1888 - 1890. Vincent adored flowers and considered them a inspiration, hope, awakening symbol. His love for flowers found its way onto the canvas. This particular painting was created during last year of painter’s life, in 1890.
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