Lipstick case Vincent van Gogh - Irises - Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam®
This lipstick case with mirror is illustrated with a detail from the work by Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) "Irises", 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Van Gogh painted this still life in the psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy. For him, the painting was mainly a study in colour. He set out to achieve a powerful colour contrast. By placing the purple flowers against a yellow background, he made the decorative forms stand out even more strongly. The irises were originally purple. But as the red pigment has faded, they have turned blue.
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam®