Vase with Zinnias

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41623

"Vase with Zinnias," painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1886, is a distinctive piece that marks his transition from Dutch Realism to French Impressionism. Van Gogh's unique brushwork and vibrant colors transform a simple bouquet into a lively exploration of light and shadow. The painting's unmatched aesthetic is deepened by its symbolic value - the zinnias signify thoughts of absent friends, a poignant reflection of van Gogh's personal life, lending the work an emotional resonance that echoes beyond its visual impact. It is a testament to van Gogh's ability to convey complex emotions through ostensibly simple subjects.

51 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh – Vase with Zinnias

Vincent van Gogh, the renowned Dutch post-impressionist painter, painted “Vase with Zinnias” in 1886. As with many of van Gogh’s works, this piece is known for its bold colors, expressive brushstrokes, and the emotional intensity he poured into every painting.

“Vase with Zinnias” reflects van Gogh’s growing interest in Japanese ukiyo-e prints during his stay in Paris. This influence is evident in the flat planes of color, bold outlines, and the exotic nature of the subject matter.

Zinnias, a type of flowering plant that originated from the Southwestern United States, Central America, and Mexico, were considered exotic in late 19th century Europe, and their inclusion in this work showcases van Gogh’s fascination with elements of the unfamiliar and foreign.

Moreover, “Vase with Zinnias” is special due to van Gogh’s signature emotional intensity. The zinnias’ vibrant colors, rendered in thick, palpable brushstrokes, appear to leap from the canvas, imbuing the painting with an energy that is unmistakably van Gogh. The combination of a somewhat simple subject matter with the dramatic execution evokes a sense of vibrancy and passion that is profoundly engaging.

Lastly, “Vase with Zinnias” is a poignant representation of van Gogh’s journey as an artist. Painted during his transformative years in Paris, this work demonstrates his evolution from the darker, somber palette of his early Dutch works to the expressive, color-saturated style that defined his later career.

Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Zinnias, 1886, Post-Impressionism, Paris, Japanese ukiyo-e influence, exotic zinnias, vibrant colors, emotional intensity, transformative period.

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

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