Still Life: Drawing Board, Pipe, Onions and Sealing Wax by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Still Life: Drawing Board, Pipe, Onions and Sealing Wax was painted in 1888, shortly after van Gogh returned to the Yellow House following a two-week stay in the hospital. Weak from loss of blood and shaken from what he called his "artist's fit," van Gogh immediately set to painting, as if to prove to himself and others that he would recover his mental, as well as his physical, health through work.
Van Gogh began as if reviewing his skills, with a few still-life compositions, such as Still Life: Drawing Board, Pipe, Onions and Sealing Wax, using the symbols from his chair portrait, Van Gogh's Chair, to reaffirm his identity.
Keep reading to find out about a self-portrait Vincent van Gogh made at this time.