Vase with Irises
Vincent van Gogh
Vase with Irises
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Post-Impressionism, 1853-1890): Vase with Irises, 1890. Created in Saint-rémy-blanzy, France. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36-1/4 inches (73.7 x 92.1 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Image: metmuseum.org)



'Owing to the use of a fugitive red pigment, the "soft and harmonious" effect that he [Van Gogh] had sought in the Metropolitan's painting through the "combination of greens, pinks, violets" has been altered by the fading of the once pink background to almost white.' (metmuseum.org)



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