Vincent Van Gogh's paintings cannot be confused with others. His works make a strong and unforgettable impression. Far from academic classical painting and, obviously, from works in the style of impressionism, the artist’s paintings are full of vitality, aggressive bright colors.
He created most of his paintings and cult masterpieces between 1889-1890. At that time, Van Gogh was undergoing treatment in a hospital for the mentally ill near the town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
It may sound strange, but most experts note it as the heyday of the creator.
In April 1890, the artist wrote several variations of a still life with irises. Among the numerous canvases, the painting “Still Life Vase with Irises on a Yellow Background”, which delights with the brightness and expressiveness of colors, stands out. A lush bouquet is placed on a bright yellow background, creating the necessary contrast. This combination of opposite shades allows you to convey the color of the petals. In addition, with the help of this technique, the saturation of the colorful tonality of the picture is enhanced. The composition is designed in such a way as to emphasize the contrasting harmony of colors. The artist is not focused on details, the absence of shadow modeling is evident.
The manner of performance can be compared with Japanese art. The brush moves inextricably, fashioning and forming the most delicate petals. The color palette plays in many shades, without putting blue in priority. Van Gogh prefers a black outline in emphasizing bright blue irises. Whitish strokes portray the depth and relief of ornate inflorescences.
The technique of impasto - imposing a juicy layer of paint is traced. And, again, this, like deep contrast, does not burden the image. The picture is saturated with tenderness and lyrics. The petals neatly and lovingly written in soft, wavy movements breathe “life”, even though their tips are already affected by wilting.
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