The most famous French painter, post-impressionist Vincent van Gogh was not at all popular during his life. However, after more than a hundred years, his works are recognized as one of the most expensive creations of contemporary art. Today they decorate the halls of various museums and galleries.
One of the most popular topics in the artist's work was flowers. Among them are roses and zinnias, carnations and daisies, irises and cornflowers, acacia and chestnuts, as well as oleanders. The artist began to pay special attention to flowers after moving to Paris.
Van Gogh regularly draws flora, maximally displaying color diversity on the canvas. It is precisely because of this that his still lifes stand out from others for their picturesqueness. In his works, flowers became a reflection of the beauty of the surrounding world, an inspirational creator so often.
In this picture, Van Gogh forever captured the beautiful oleanders located in a flowerpot. Their large, heavy branches occupied the largest part of the whole composition. And in the lower left corner the painter arranged two bright yellow covers. Most likely Van Gogh wanted to recall the popular French novels with which he was fond.
Van Gogh plays with contrast and vibrant color differences. The colors in the picture look especially pure and deep, and the contrasts harmonize with each other.
The light pink buds appear to be fiery spots on the background of the salad wall flowers. Separate details of the picture resemble Japanese engravings. This canvas exudes optimism and joy from contemplation of the composition.
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