This handcrafted brooch celebrates Vincent van Gogh's (1853 - 1890) Irises, one of the Getty's most exceptional paintings. With individual crafted leaves with soft patinas on bronze and delicate iris glass petals, this jewelry captures the beauty and exquisite detail Van Gogh captured in his painting.
- Dimensions: 2 1/4 inch L x 1 1/2 inch - Materials: Bronze, Glass - Made in the USA by artist Michael Michaud - Item #: 6244BZ
A severe mental health crisis, in which he cut off his own ear, prompted Van Gogh to admit himself to the Saint-Paul Asylum at Saint Rémy in the south of France. His recuperation began with paintings of the asylum garden, Irises chief among them. The close study of nature was the foundation of Van Gogh's art, as his precise delineation of individual flowers suggests, but he also brought to that study an astonishing degree of subjective intensity. We feel this in the painting's strong colors, thickly applied paint, and powerful decorative rhythms, all of which convey the artist's sense of nature's surging vitality.
Irises Vincent van Gogh Dutch Saint-Rémy, France, 1889 Oil on canvas 28 x 36 5/8 inches 90.PA.20
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