Vase with Gladioli and Carnations

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41620

"Vase with Gladioli and Carnations" (1886) encapsulates Vincent van Gogh's transition from dark, Dutch Realism to vibrant, French Impressionism. The painting exemplifies his innovative palette with the striking contrast of vivacious red and white flowers against a rich, dark background. This work is special for its depiction of van Gogh's evolving artistic journey, presaging the explosive colorism that became his signature. It bridges his conventional early work with his renowned later style, revealing the artist's exploration of color, light, and form.

75 cm

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Title: Understanding Vincent van Gogh’s “Vase with Gladioli and Carnations” – A Deep Dive into a Masterpiece

Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most celebrated Post-Impressionist artists, is renowned for his unique color palettes, emotional depth, and extraordinary attention to detail. Among his extensive oeuvre is the painting titled “Vase with Gladioli and Carnations,” painted in 1886.

When delving into the life of van Gogh, we find that 1886 was a pivotal year for him as an artist. It was during this year that he moved to Paris to live with his brother Theo, and his style dramatically shifted. Influenced by the vibrant, urban life of Paris and the work of Impressionist painters, van Gogh began to incorporate brighter, more varied colors into his work. “Vase with Gladioli and Carnations” is a testament to this transformation.

The painting depicts a vibrant arrangement of flowers in a vase, illuminated against a dark background. This work stands out due to the stark contrast between the bold, warm colors of the gladioli and carnations against the dark backdrop. It demonstrates van Gogh’s ability to bring life and emotion to ordinary scenes.

Van Gogh’s “Vase with Gladioli and Carnations” is special for many reasons. Not only does it showcase his transition into the Post-Impressionism movement, but it also signifies his continuing exploration of still life as a subject. At this time in his career, van Gogh painted flowers extensively as a means to experiment with color and technique. This painting provides a glimpse into the artist’s process of exploration and growth.

Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Gladioli and Carnations, Post-Impressionism, 1886 painting, van Gogh’s still life, van Gogh’s flower paintings, van Gogh’s transformation, van Gogh in Paris.

Original size:
35 x 65.5 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
117 cm

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