Irises (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

Irises - VAN GOGH, Vincent - 1889 - 2

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ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions71 x 93 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US
Location Created Saint-rémy-de-provence, France
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About Irises

Irises is a post-impressionist painting created by Vincent van Gogh in 1889 while he was residing at a mental institution in Saint-Remy. The painting features a bouquet of blue iris flowers, though they were originally painted with vibrant purple hues. The artwork is one of several iris paintings created by the artist.

Vincent van Gogh is a renowned artist often referred to as the “mad” artist due to his mental instability. However, his artistic genius is undeniable, and his paintings are highly regarded. “Irises” is a visual representation of the beauty found in nature and the ongoing themes present throughout van Gogh’s body of work.

In 1987, “Irises” was sold for a record-breaking price, cementing its status as a masterpiece. The painting continues to inspire and captivate art enthusiasts worldwide, leaving an everlasting impact on the art world.

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