Carry around a piece of Van Gogh’s genius with you wherever you go with this colorful tote bag inspired by one of his many masterpieces.
Vincent van Gogh
13.5" x 17.5"
34 cm x 45 cm
Care instruction: Washable. Dry flat.
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh painted two series of still lifes depicting sunflowers. The one depicted here shows a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase and is from the second set he made in Arles.
These were intended to welcome and to impress Paul Gauguin and be part of Van Gogh’s guestroom in his home in Arles, where Gauguin was supposed to stay.
One often overlooked fact about these paintings is that the flowers are not in bloom. On the contrary, they are wilting.
About Vincent van Gogh
Known for his bold, brilliant paintings and precarious mental health, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art, forever known as one of the greatest artists of the modern era.
Vincent Willem van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on March 30, 1853. He shared a fiercely strong bond with his brother, Theo, an art dealer who supported him both financially and emotionally. They exchanged hundreds of letters over the course of their lives.
Van Gogh’s finest works were produced in less than three years. Dominated by vivid hues applied with impassioned, if not frenetic, brushstrokes, his singular technique denotes a forceful expression of emotion through color.
In all, Van Gogh completed more than 2,100 works, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings and sketches during his decade-long career. While he only ever sold one painting in his lifetime, Van Gogh’s works are now considered priceless.