Van Gogh’s Irises

In May of 1889, Van Gogh admitted himself to the asylum at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.  In his final year of life, he painted some 130 works.  Within the first week at the asylum, he began to paint Irises; the subject matter was inspired by the asylum’s garden to the south of the men’s…

Van Gogh Japonaiserie

Van Gogh like many of his post impressionist and impressionist contemporaries was influenced by Japanese art. In 1866 Van Gogh began exploring Japonisme and by 1887 he had created several works reflecting the bold colors and simple lines known in this style of art.