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Van Gogh Irises Fountain Pen

This elegant fountain pen captures one of the J. Paul Getty Museum's most popular paintings: Irises, by Vincent van Gogh. Pen includes blue lacquered wood gift box.

- Pen Materials: Rose gold plated brass and blue mother of pearl resin
- Nibs: Includes one rose gold plated nib and one Iridium plated nib
- Does not include ink
- Lacquered Box Dimensions: 1.9 in. H x 8.6 in. L x 5.9 in. W
- Made in Italy
- Item #: PNS03B

Made exclusively for the Getty by Walking Sticks, an artisan company that creates luxury accessories and objects for several uses, and leader in the production of walking sticks. With the passing of time, it has become a byword for quality thanks to the care for small particulars, elegance, and tradition, communicating taste and originality of the Made in Italy artisan products.

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.

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, Saint-Rémy, France, 1889
Oil on canvas
28" x 36 5/8"

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles