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Cloth Face Covering - Van Gogh's Irises

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This face covering features a detail from Vincent van Gogh's vibrant masterpiece Irises.

- Dimensions: 8 inches x 4 inches unpleated (not including ear loops)
- Materials: Microfiber front with cotton backing and elastic ear loops
- Made in Korea
- Item #: GFMVGI
- Care Instructions: Hand wash in cold water recommended, dry flat, do not iron
- Includes adjustable silicone ear loop locks

This face cover is not a substitute for N95 or surgical masks and is not FDA approved. However, use of non-medical masks may help reduce the transmission of viruses in public places where it is difficult to maintain social distance. Not for use by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, or is unable to remove the face covering without assistance. 


Face coverings cannot be returned or exchanged for hygiene reasons. All sales are final.

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
28" x 36 5/8"
90.PA.20