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Encyclopedia > Irises (painting)
Irises
Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Oil on canvas, 71 × 93 cm (28 x 37 in)
J. Paul Getty Museum

Irises is a painting by Vincent van Gogh. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1013x822, 274 KB) Description: Irises (1889) by Vincent van Gogh. ... Self-portrait (1886) Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853–July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... View of a building at the Getty Center, from the Central Garden. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... Self-portrait (1886) Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853–July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history. ...


In 1987, it became the most expensive painting ever sold, though this record has since been surpassed. This is a list of the highest prices paid for paintings. ...


It was sold for AUS$ 54,000,000 to Alan Bond. The Australian dollar, AUD or A$, is the official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. ...


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In September 1889 he painted two new versions of the Bedroom in Arles, and in February 1890 he painted four portraits of L'Arlésienne (Madame Ginoux), based directly on a charcoal sketch Gauguin had produced when Madame Ginoux had sat for both artists at the beginning of November 1888.
The paints used at the time were lead-based, and one of the symptoms of lead poisoning is a swelling of the retinas which would have caused the halo effect seen in many of Van Gogh's works.
Van Gogh painted perfect turbulence - mathematical analysis of Van Gogh's works reveals that the stormy patterns in many of his paintings are uncannily like real turbulence of fluids.
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