Irises by Vincent van Gogh


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Irises by Vincent van Gogh Irises by Vincent van Gogh

Artist: Vincent van Gogh (1853 -1890)

Nationality: Dutch

Completion Date: 1889

Style: Post-impressionism

Genre: Flora and fauna

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Gettys Museum, Los Angeles

Van Gogh painted Irises the year before his death, in 1889, during his stay at the asylum in Saint Remy de Provence. Van Gogh often used painting as a way to keep himself from going insane, and this painting was one such work. It was painted before his first mental attack at the asylum. Van Gogh sent the painting to his brother Theo, who immediately sent it to the Salon des Independants that same year, where it was exhibited and highly praised. It continued to set high price records at auction until it was sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in 1990.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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