Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

Irises (1890) by Vincent Van Gogh.The painting was influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Its first owner was the French art critic Octave Mirbeau who was also one of Van Gogh’s first supporters. Mirbeau paid 300 francs for it. Vincent painted many flowers while in France, utilizing the brighter colors he saw.At age 15, young …

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