Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase
By The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, 1890
25 cm x 30 cm image, digitally printed on bright white, glossy print surface, 250 GSM premium paper
This still life is not mentioned in Van Gogh’s letters and has puzzled scholars as to its place in his artistic production. The subject enjoys a certain rapport with the mixed bouquets of summer flowers he made in Paris; the quasi-abstract floral wallpaper design in the Berceuse of Arles (1996.435), and the white porcelain vase in the Irises of Saint-Rémy (58.187). However, the palette and style of this painting, especially its distinctive blues and ochers and graphic, brick-shape hatchings, link it firmly with the landscapes made just prior to his death in Auvers on July 29, 1890.
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