Blossoming Almond Tree
Blossoming Almond Tree (1890)
Vincent van Gogh was very delighted to hear of the birth of the first born son of his brother Theo and his wife Jo. As a result of this news he was inspired to paint the Blossoming Almond Tree.
It seems as if the winding branches of the tree are floating amidst a summery clear blue sky. The painting is a unique masterpiece of Van Gogh as it symbolises the beginning of new life which was inspired by the birth of his new born nephew.
Your own reproduction of the Blossoming Almond Tree in orginal measures 73.5 x 92 cm
Cafe Terrace au Place du Forum
The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum (1888)
This cafe, also known as the 'cafe le soir', is one of Van Gogh’s most lively and capturing pieces. The beholder of the painting often feels a part of the scenery. In an instance you can imagine yourself in Arles, a small town in the Provence area, where Van Gogh painted this piece.
The lively setting in combination with the warm colours that Van Gogh used make you long for sunny and summery getaways.....
The Cafe Terrace au Place du Forum, 81 x 65,5 cm, can be visited at Kroller Muller Museum in Otterloo, The Netherlands.
Still Life: Vase with fifteen Sunflowers
Still Life: Vase with 15 Sunflowers (1888)
Although he only sold 2 paintings during his life, his colleagues complimented his work very often. Especially the serie of sunflower paintings was very succesfull.
Van Gogh himself wrote; 'I started painting with the same enthousiasm as a french man eating bouillabaise, which isn't very suprising, as I am refering to the painting of large sunflowers'.
This version of Vase with fifteen Sunflowers, 95 x 73 cm, can be visited at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Van Gogh found his greatest inspiration in the nature of Saint-Remy-de-Provence. He enjoyed painting flowers like sunflowers and irises. He did this, as in the case, providing a phenomenal result!
This piece was the most expensive of all in 1987, thanks to our unique way of reproducing art you can enjoy the painting in your own home for inexpensive fee!
The Irises,71 x 93 cm, can be visited at the Payson Gallery of Art, Portland.
Japonaiserie, Bridge in The Rain
Japonaiserie. Bridge in the Rain (1887)
The piece took inspiration from the wood cutting art of the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige.
Van Gogh did not copy Hiroshiges work: instead he chose to paint a few colours in a bolder and thicker manner. He also used colours that compliment each other. The result is this magnificent piece of stunning colours...
Japonaiserie, Bridge in The Rain, 73 x 54 cm, can be visited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Starry Night (1889)
The production of this piece came about in a very special manner; Van Gogh painted it from his own imagination. When he voluntaraly commited himself to the psychiatric ward of Saint-Remy-de-Provence he was not allowed to leave the premises and go outside.
Don McClean wrote a song about the painting called 'Starry Starry Night'.
Starry Night, 73 x 92 cm, can be visited in The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Flowering Plum Tree, Japonaiserie
Blossoming Plum Tree (1887)
Van Gogh was inspired and fascinated by the Japanese painter Hiroshige. This piece was a tribute to one of the pieces that Hiroshige painted. The shape and form of the Japanese characters suggest that they are intertwined with the blossoming tree.
If you look closely you will notice that the trees form a very real resemblance to the Japanese characters....
Flowering Plum Tree, Japonaiserie, 55 x 46 cm, can be visited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Wheat Field under clouded Sky
Wheatfield under Cloudy Sky (1890)
In Auvers Van Gogh painted a large series of landscape pieces of which Wheatfield under Cloudy Sky is one of them.
The art work has a unusual size: 50cm by 100cm. By using these specific measurements the vastness of a landscape is well represented. This proves once again the unique manner in which Van Gogh painted.
Wheat Field under clouded Sky, 50 x 100.5 cm, can be visted at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Often, due to the lack of available models, Van Gogh painted himself, unknowing that his self-potraits would belong to some of the most famous paintings in the world. The vivid brush strokes of the background and clothing of Van Gogh make this piece even more lively.
Not only do the colours make the painting interesting, especially the look in the eyes and the clench of the mouth portray an incredible fierceness.
The Self-Portrait Self-Portrait, 65 x 54 cm can be visited at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
Vincents Bedroom in Arles
Vincent's Bedroom in the Yellow House in Arles (1889)
This is Van Gogh's bedroom, as he saw it. On the walls of the room you can see paintings he produced himself.
When first observing the painting you will notice that the bright colour scale almost jumps of the frame. Not only is this due to the extensive variety of colours used but also because complimentary colours such as blue and orange or green and red are painted close to each other which strenghtens each individual colour.
The original can be visited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background
Vase with Irisses againts a yellow background (1890)
'....The purple bouquet (ranging from pure purple to prussian blue) which is pronounced against a bright lemon-yellow background with other yellow tones which can be found in the vase and the piece on which the vase is set, gives the effect of a large scale of complimentary colours painted through each other. The way in which they show a contrast also makes each individual colour appear stronger.'
Whilst looking a the Vase with Irisses against a yellow background there is not much more one can add to Vincent's commentary of his own piece....
Vincents House in Arles, The Yellow House
Vincent's House in Arles (The Yellow House) (1888)
When Vincent arrived from Paris in Arles in 1888 he moved into a room in the house which later becomes famously know as 'The Yellow House'. Van Gogh himself named the piece 'La Rue', the street. His room was on the first floor on the right front side of the house.
The 'Studio of the South' was established by Vincent van Gogh in this house of which Paul Gaugain was also a member.
The Yellow House,72 X 91.5 cm, can be visited in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Two cut Sunflowers
Two cut sunflowers (1889)
Van Gogh painted this piece in 1887. In a letter he wrote he compared himself to other fellow flower painters and said: 'It is known that Jeanine de peony, Qoust the rose and I have a little bit of the sunflower...'
Van Gogh changed our look on these sunflowers forever, but more importantly, on our look on art as a whole.
Two cut Sunflowers, 43.2 x 61.0 cm, can be visited in New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Night Cafe in the Place Lamartine in Arles
The Night Cafe in the Place Lamartine in Arles (1888)
Van Gogh wanted to portray the darkness of a night cafe and its visitors. The night cafe in the Place Lamartine in Arles is a part of the famous 'Yellow House' where van Gogh lived and painted from 1888 till 1889.
The Night Cafe in the Place Lamartine in Arles, 70.0 x 89.0 cm, can be vistited at Yale University Art Gallery
The Church at Auvers
The Church at Auvers (1890)
The Church at Auvers is painted in a extremely playful manner, not one line is straight or of the same colour which provides the piece with its own unique character.
The colour blue of the sky and the green colour of the grass, which are of a very radiant colour, make the piece all the more expressive. A church has never been painted this way except by Van Gogh himself.....
The Church at Auvers, 94.0 x 74.0 cm, can be visited in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Wheat Field with Crows
Wheatfield with Crows (1890)
The Wheatfield with Crows is considered by some as Van Gogh's last art work. However, this is definitely not so as he does not mention the painting in his last letter to his brother Theo.
None the less the Wheatfield with Crows is a fascinating piece. The vibrant colour use, the whirling way in which the crows are painted an the path that seems to be never ending.
Wheat Field with Crows, 50.5 X 103 cm, can be visited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Harvest at La Crau, with Montmajour in the Background
Harvest at La Crau, with Montmajour in the background (1888)
'The landscape turned out very different in comparison to it in spring time, nevertheless, I do not love nature less that has been scorched. Now in everything there are tones of gold, bronze, even copper, with the green/blue hue of the glowing heavens gives a beautiful aroma, extraordinaraly harmonious, with broken tones like the works of Delacroix....'
Harvest at La Crau, with Montmajour in the Background, 73 x 92 cm, can be visited in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
Self-Potrait with Grey Felt Hat
Van Gogh painted this piece in the winter of 1887-1888 when he was living with his brother Theo in Paris during almost 2 years.
He made use of the painting technique pointilism, however, in his own way. By using strokes Van Gogh created a sort of halo around his head.....
The original size is 44 X 37.5 cm and can be visited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Still Life: Vase with twelve Sunflowers
Still Life: Vase with 12 sunflowers
This piece is one of the artist's gifts meant for Paul Gaugain. Gaugain found that Van Gogh's serie of sunflowers was the work of an extraordinary talent which was the reason that Van Gogh began to have confidence in himself again.
Now, more than a hundred years late, the 'sunflowers' proves to be a unforgettable gift!
Still Life: Vase with twelve Sunflowers, 92.0 x 72.5 cm, can be visited in The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Wheatfield with Cypresses
Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889)
'The cypresses keep me occupied as I would like to paint it in the same manner as the sunflowers. It amazes me that no one has yet painted them as I see them.
They are as beautiful as the lines and porpotions of a Egyptian obelisk. The green is of a distinguished quality. De black spot in the sunny landscape like a black note which is the most interesting an difficult things to notice that I can imagine.'
Wheatfield with Cypresses, 72,5 x 91,5 cm, can be visited in the National Gallery in London.