Van Gogh: Irises and Roses

Who don’t know the famous irises and roses from Vincent van Gogh? Of course we all know these paintings, but this exhibition in The Metropolitan Museum of Art from New York will reunite the four paintings for the first time since the artist’s death and is timed to coincide with the blooming of the flowers that captured his attention.

Van Gogh brought his work in Provence to a close with exuberant bouquets of spring flowers—two of irises and two of roses, in contrasting formats and color schemes—in which he sought to impart a “calm, unremitting ardor” to his “last touch of the brush”. The group of paintings includes the Metropolitan Museum’s Irises and Roses and their counterparts: the upright Irises from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the horizontal Roses from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 - 1890 ), Roses, 1890, oil on canvas, Gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise) Irises, 1890 Oil on canvas; 36 1/4 × 28 15/16 in. (92.1 × 73.5 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting) (VG.001)



Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 Fifth Avenue – New York 10028-0198

When: until August, 16th


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