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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris


Flowers in a Blue Vase by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Flowers in a Blue Vase is an oil on canvas (24 x 15 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Vincent van Gogh's Flowers in a Blue Vase is an oil on canvas (24 x 15 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

The successful results of his experiments in color, Vincent Van Gogh's 1887 piece Flowers in a Blue Vase is a fresh and luminous mixed bouquet.

Bold, yet natural, van Gogh's palette displays a full tonal range from deep brown and violet shadows to pearly whites and opalescent pinks. In his letters to his sister Wil, he listed the colors he had added to his palette: "pink, soft or bright green, light blue, violet, yellow, glorious red."

Continue to the next section to observe the unique color palette of Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait.

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