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Vase with Red and White Flowers

Vase with Red and White Flowers

Vincent van Gogh (in 1886)

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In March of 1886 Vincent van Gogh arrived in Paris to live with his younger brother, the art dealer Theo van Gogh. The move marked the end of his dark Brabant period. But before he definitively turned to the light and airy colours of Impressionism he painted a number of flower still lifes in which he explored strong colour contrasts. Here, the red gladiolas are set against the green leaves and the white flowers stand out from the painting’s dim background.

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Title Vase with Red and White Flowers
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 35 cm
Height 65.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Vincent van Gogh
Accession number 2607 (MK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist About 33 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material
Object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Paris > France > Western Europe > Europe

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