Starry Night / Almond Blossom - Mask

Starry Night / Almond Blossom - Mask

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Reversible mask inspired by Vincent van Gogh:

  • 2-ply mask
  • Reversible
  • Light and comfortable
  • Easy to breathe
  • Nose wire 
  • Adjustable
  • Soft hand polyester spandex blend
  • Machine washable, lay flat to dry
  • Do not bleach

Each mask is reversible and features two designs:

- The Starry Night, 1889
- Almond Blossom, 1890

Not intended for healthcare or medical use.

About The Starry Night
Painted by Vincent van Gogh in June 1889, The Starry Night is widely regarded as the Dutch painter’s magnum opus. It is, along with Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, one of the most recognized paintings in Western Art.

The view depicted in this work is from the east-facing window of Van Gogh’s asylum room in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, with the addition of an imaginary village. The Starry Night is the only nocturne painting in the series of views from his bedroom window.

About Almond Blossom
Almond Blossom was made to celebrate the birth of Vincent van Gogh’s nephew, son of his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo. Theo wrote to his brother on January 31, 1890, to announce the birth of his son, also named Vincent. Vincent was very close to his brother Theo and he sought to symbolize new life in the flowers of the almond tree for the birth of baby Vincent.

The composition is unlike any other of van Gogh's paintings. The branches of the almond tree seem to float against the blue sky and fill the picture plane. The works reflect the influence of Japanese woodcuts.

Flowering trees were special to van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees.

About Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (born March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands—died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, France) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his death at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty.