Basket of pansies, 1886

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 46 x 55.5 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • F 244

Shortly after moving to Paris, Van Gogh painted a considerable number of flower still lifes. He regarded these works as studies in colour that would enable him to experiment freely with colour-contrasts, such as blue and orange, red and green, or – as we see here – purple and yellow.

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