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Irises

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Irises by Vincent Van Gogh Reproduction Oil Painting

Description

  • A high-quality museum grade canvas replica of the original by the renowned Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh
  • Available in several sizes to suit your needs (enquire for other sizes)
  • Hand painted by professional artists who are masters in the art of painting reproductions
  • Hand-stretched and stapled over pine-wood bars in gallery wrap style - a method utilized by artists to present artwork in galleries
  • Ready to hang wall art
  • Due to the nature of its production, each canvas reproduction may vary slightly in brush details - no two paintings are the same
  • 100% hand painted oil painting on artist grade canvas - real brushes, real artists, real art - premium gallery reproduction oil painting
  • Sent from Australia
  • View the artwork before it's sent
  • Redefine your space with beautiful art - perfect for decorating large rooms and spaces.

About

Vincent Van Gogh painted Irises near the end of his short life in 1889. In this painting he has transformed nature.

When you first look at this picture you get an overall impression of intensity - the intensity of the light, the intensity of the colours, and even the space somehow is more intense than in the real world. In fact he has literally compressed space so that those flowers are pressed up against the front of the picture plane. He was a true original and what he was trying to do here was nothing less of inventing a new language for painting. If you look at Irises and think about the different textures, everything has its own distinctive feel. Look at the petals of the blossoms of not only the irises but also of the marigolds in the upper left hand corner. The scumbled raggedy texture of the earth contrasted with the smooth flat planes of the leaves, and especially that extraordinary interconnected web and flurry of brush strokes in the back. Everything has it own unique feel. Can a photograph do this? No, of course not. And in fact he says in his letters that he believes that only the painter can express the real truth about things. It’s a poetic truth. Vincent is actually trying to show us not only the power and the beauty of nature but also of painting as well in the hopes of leading us to a kind of spiritual experience. 

  • Painted in 1889 while Van Gogh was living at an asylum in Paris, France
  • It was painted in the garden to the south of the men's quarters, which was the only area Van Gogh was permitted to work during the first month of his confinement
  • 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.
  • First exhibited at the Société des Artistes Indépendants in September 1889
  • Van Gogh initially considered the painting a study and dismissed it. However, Theo, Van Gogh's brother, thought better of it and submitted it to the Société des Artistes Indépendants in September 1889 - Theo wrote: "[It] strikes the eye from afar. The Irises are a beautiful study full of air and life."
  • After years of anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, Van Gogh committed suicide in 1890 - 1 year after painting Irises - by the time of his death, he only managed to sell 1 painting
  • Monet, upon seeing the painting for the first time, is quoted as saying "How did a man who loved flowers and light to such an extent, and who rendered them so well, how, then did he still manage to be so unhappy?"
  • Its first owner was one of Van Gogh's first supporters and paid 300 francs for it, which is equal to about 750 francs today
  • in 1987, it was sold for $54 million US dollars to British businessman Alan Bond - it became the most expensive painting ever sold - it held the record for almost years until it was surpassed by the sale of Van Gogh's other painting Portrait of Dr. Gachet in 1990, which sold for $83 million US dollars
  • Irises was later bought by J. Paul Getty Museum in 1990
  • Inspired by the Japanese art form Ukiyo-e
  • Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum West Pavilion, Gallery W204

Each one of Van Gogh's irises is unique. He carefully studied their movements and shapes to create a variety of curved silhouettes bounded by wavy, twisting, and curling lines. The painting's first owner, French art critic Octave Mirbeau, one of Van Gogh's earliest supporters, wrote: "How well he has understood the exquisite nature of flowers!"

Delivery

This genuine 100% hand-painted artwork is now available to purchase at the checkout and will ship in approximately 4-6 weeks from order date. Your Monet Hand-Painted Art Reproduction must not be rushed as it needs time for reaching the high quality and precision required to reproduce. Time must also be spent on drying the art. For this reason, we need several weeks for the creation and delivery of the painting to your door.

Date of creation: 1889



Orientation: Landscape



Dimensions: Available in several sizes. Original dimensions are 74cm H x 94cm W



Medium: Oil



Support: Canvas



Framed: No



Art Movement: Post-Impressionism



Depository: Getty Center, Museum West Pavilion, Gallery

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