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Large Convertible Hand Bag featuring Van Gogh's Irises by Gabs, Italy

Gabs was founded in 2000 by designer Franco Gabbrielli in Florence. His family tradition and experience within the leather goods industry dates back to the 1970s.

After many years of developing bags in the traditional way, Franco decided to take on a challenge of a new major project: to work on “a new concept of bag” where the bag can be transformed, according to the consumer needs.

- Dimensions of bag: 16.9 inches x 14.2 inches (not including handle)
- Materials: PU and leather accent outer with cotton inner lining
- Made in Italy
- Item #: 30T3F6167

In May 1889, after episodes of mental illness, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. There, in the last year before his death, he created almost 130 paintings. Within the first week, he began Irises, working from nature in the asylum's garden. The cropped composition, divided into broad areas of vivid color with monumental irises overflowing its borders, was probably influenced by the decorative patterning of Japanese woodblock prints. Each iris painted by Van Gogh is unique. He carefully studied their movements and shapes to create a variety of curved silhouettes bounded by wavy, twisting, and curling lines. The painting's first owner, French art critic Octave Mirbeau, one of Van Gogh's earliest supporters, wrote: 'How well he has understood the exquisite nature of flowers!'

Vincent van Gogh 
Irises
Dutch, Saint-Rémy, France, 1889 
Oil on canvas 
28in x 36 5/8in
90.PA.20
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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