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Irises, 1889 Art Glass
By artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
One of the most widely recognized pieces in the world, Van Gogh's "Irises" was painted with strong outlines, bold colors, and curved silhouettes bound by wavy, twisting, and curling lines with monumental irises overflowing its borders. French art critic Octave Mirbeau, one of Van Gogh's earliest supporters, wrote: "How well he has understood the exquisite nature of flowers!" Art glass, also called stained glass, is created by a unique technique of fusing hand-rolled architectural glass with unique transparent enamels, then kiln fired at temperatures above 1100 degrees Fahrenheit so the colors actually become part of the glass. The shades and hues will stay bright and glowing with radiant color and provide a stunning view from either side. The art glass window is framed in zinc with a hanging chain for window display and a tabletop easel stand to enjoy this treasured piece in any room.
- Window includes acrylic display stand and 9" long chain with snap hooks for hanging.
- Hanging hardware not included.
About The Artist
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
As one of the leaders of the post-impressionist movement Vincent Willem van Gogh's art represents the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Famous van Gogh paintings such as Starry Night and Self Portrait have served as a major influence on scores of other artists.
Born March 30 1853 in Groot-Zundert Denmark he often presented a moody impatient disposition that would be the downfall for most of his professional pursuits. Early van Gogh paintings reflect on his time as an Evangelical preacher in Belgium where he ministered among the miners at Wasmes.
Van Gogh's brother Theo an art dealer encouraged Vincent to move to Paris in early 1886. It was here that impressionism would begin its influence and shaper later van Gogh paintings. Inspired by the impressionists and other artists such as Paul Gauguin van Gogh began to experiment with the current techniques that would later leave a lasting mark on the art community.
In 1888 van Gogh moved to the town of Arles in southern France. It was during this period that he began to use the swirling brush strokes and intense yellows greens and blues associated with works such as Arles les Irises and Sower With a Setting Sun. All visible phenomena whether painted or hand-drawn seemed to be infused with a physical and spiritual strength that can be seen throughout many van Gogh paintings.
During this enthusiastic time for van Gogh he persuaded fellow artist Paul Gauguin to join him in Arles. Two months after Gauguin's arrival the two artists began to have violent arguments one of which culminated in van Gogh threatening Gauguin with a razor. Later that night van Gogh sliced off part of his own ear in remorse over the threat. Subsequently.
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Caring for your Stained Art Glass:
Any irregularities in your work of art from Glassmasters are inherent in the nature of fine stained glass. Streaking bubbling and striations are characteristic of the hand-rolling process used by glassmakers in the Middle Ages. After the enamels are applied to the glass they are kiln-fired to become one with the glass. Because the colors are part of the glass your Glassmasters stained glass has a lifetime warranty against fading and discoloration. The stained glass may be cleaned with any mild cleaning solution that does not contain any abrasives or acid. Use a soft cloth to dry and polish the surface.
Weights & Dimensions
- 9"Wx7"H. 1 lbs.