This attractively boxed set includes a collection of beautiful items featuring Vincent van Gogh's Irises, one of the Museum's most beloved paintings.
Irises Boxed Note Cards
- Keepsake box size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 1 1/2"
- Note cards size: 4 7/8" x 3 15/16"
- 4 designs, 5 of each + one extra envelope
- Box lid has magnetic closure
- Item #: NCP81
Irises Hand-Painted Glass Ornament
- Hand-painted glass
- 3" diameter
- Attractively boxed
- Item #: ORNIRS
- 10 oz. porcelain mug
- Compliant with California Prop-65 Standards
- Item #: MUGIRS
- Spiral bound with 50 blank white interior pages
- 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Made in the USA
- Item #: SBVGI2
Irises Boxed Paperweight
- Dimensions: 3.93 inches x 2.75 inches x 0.75 inches
- Handsome silk-lined gift box measuring 5.75 inches x 4.5 inches with embossed Getty wordmark
- Item #: PWGVGI
In May 1889, after episodes of mental illness, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter an asylum in Saint-Remy, 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 one of Van Gogh's irises 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
Dutch, Saint-Rémy, France, 1889
Oil on canvas
28" x 36 5/8"