Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890): Vase with Daisies and3/29/2021, 10:04:02 AM
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890): Vase with Daisies and Anemones, Summer 1887, Paris, Oil on canvas, 61 x 38 cm, Kröller-Müller Museum , Otterlo, Netherlands While van Gogh worked on self-portraits and figure studies to master the representation of human form, during his stay in Paris he painted a large series of flower still-lifes in order to investigate the possibilities of colour. The present canvas belongs to this series. 'Vase with Daisies and Anemones', also known as 'Flowers in a Blue Vase', was painted late in Paris. The vase holds a lively selection of daisies and anemones made with a range of colors. Dark red-brown is enlivened by shades of yellow, pink and white. He particularly works with the various shades of yellow, likely having selected colors for the combinations of color and shades that he wanted to portray. The vase is painted in a contrasting shade of blue. Techniques of Impressionism and Divisionism are reflected in his brushstrokes of the background, having used broken strokes and dots of color.