Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41624

"Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums" was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1886 during his Paris period. This piece exemplifies van Gogh's shift towards brighter, vivid hues and spontaneous brushwork influenced by the Impressionist and Pointillist movements. The dynamic composition and unabashed color palette embody van Gogh's emotional response to nature, making it a significant transition from his earlier, darker Dutch works. The painting’s stunning individuality showcases van Gogh's evolution and hints at his upcoming iconic style, affirming its special status in art history.

53 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh – Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums

Vincent van Gogh, one of the most renowned post-Impressionist painters, painted “Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums” in 1886 during his time in Paris. This painting is a testament to his signature style which is a combination of bold colors and dramatic, impulsive, and expressive brushwork.

Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums, 1886, Post-Impressionist art, Paris, Floral Still Life.

“Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums” is notable for several reasons. Firstly, it’s an outstanding example of Van Gogh’s experimentation with color. His use of vibrant, complementary colors brings a special vitality to the painting. The zinnias and geraniums are rendered in bright, contrasting colors, placed in a simple vase against a neutral background which further emphasizes the boldness of the flowers.

Moreover, the painting represents a significant shift in Van Gogh’s artistic style. Prior to moving to Paris in 1886, his palette was largely muted and earthy. However, inspired by the new wave of avant-garde artists in Paris, Van Gogh started to incorporate brighter, more intense colors in his work, marking his transition towards post-Impressionism.

Furthermore, the piece is a vivid example of Van Gogh’s love for nature and flowers. He often saw parallels between human life and the life of flowers, and used them as symbols to express deeper meanings in his works. “Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums” is one of his many floral still life paintings where he masterfully used flowers to convey emotional and symbolic content.

Lastly, this painting, like many of Van Gogh’s works, exudes a certain raw, emotional intensity. This might be reflective of Van Gogh’s inner state, as he struggled with mental health issues throughout his life. It’s this emotional depth, combined with his innovative use of color and form, that makes “Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums”, and indeed all of Van Gogh’s work, so special and widely admired.

In conclusion, “Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums” is a wonderful representation of Vincent van Gogh’s artistic evolution, his fascination with nature, and his unique, expressive style. It’s a significant work in the history of Western art that continues to inspire and fascinate viewers today.

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Original size:
45.9 x 61 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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