Flower and other still-lifes (Paris 1886-87)
by Vincent van GOGH

Van Gogh painted almost 230 paintings during his stay in Paris, more than in any comparable period of his life. This work is more diverse in character, the frank record of two years of continual experiment. A significant part of these pictures belonged to the genre of still-life with flowers. These paintings can be considered experimental aiming to lighten his palette and explored colours.

When van Gogh painted the series of flower still-lifes, he set himself the task much as he had with the series of peasants' portraits. He produced over forty of them; they are not exactly among his greatest masterpieces, but they certainly prove his determination to master colour.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Bowl with Peonies and Roses
June 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 59 x 71 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

1159*1000
True Color
215 Kb



Vase with Poppies, Cornflowers, Peonies and Chrysanthemums
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 99 x 79 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1000*1222
True Color
208 Kb



Vase with Carnations and Other Flowers
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 61 x 38 cm
Private collection

900*1502
True Color
200 Kb



Vase with Zinnias and Other Flowers
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 50 x 61 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1243*1000
True Color
175 Kb



Vase with Red Poppies
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

1000*1224
True Color
164 Kb



Cineraria in a Flowerpot
July-August 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 54 x45 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1111*1317
True Color
145 Kb



Bowl with Zinnias and Geraniums
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on casnvas, 61 x 46 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1000*1333
True Color
236 Kb



Fritillaries in a Copper Vase
April-May 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 74 x 61 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1053*1300
True Color
249 Kb



Still-Life
Spring 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 41 x 38 cm
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

1100*1186
True Color
247 Kb



Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 80 x 67 cm
Private collection

1000*1376
True Color
219 Kb



Vase with Daisies and Anemones
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 61 x 38 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

900*1345
True Color
215 Kb



Two Cut Sunflowers
August-September 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 50 x 61 cm
Kunstmuseum, Bern

1200*977
True Color
246 Kb



Two Cut Sunflowers
August-September 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 43 x 61 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1200*828
True Color
184 Kb



Four Cut Sunflowers
August-September 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 60 x 100 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

1358*800
True Color
210 Kb



Plaster Statuette of a Female Torso
Spring 1886, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 35 x 27 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

800*1017
True Color
142 Kb



Still-Life with Mackerels, Lemons and Tomatoes
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 39 x 57 cm
Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur

1240*900
True Color
132 Kb



Still-Life with Apples, Meat and a Roll
Summer 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cn
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1101*900
True Color
123 Kb



A Pair of Shoes
Second half of 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 38 x 45 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1043*850
True Color
166 Kb



Three Pairs of Shoes
December 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 49 x 72 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

1400*902
True Color
165 Kb



Still-Life with Lemons on a Plate
March-April 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 21 x 27 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

906*700
True Color
120 Kb



Still-Life with Decanter and Lemons on a Plate
Spring 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 47 x 39 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1000*1202
True Color
198 Kb



Still-Life with French Novels and a Rose
Autumn 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 73 x 93 cm
Private collection

1100*850
True Color
228 Kb



Still-Life with Plater Statuette, a Rose and Two Novels
December 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 55 x 47 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

1100*1369
True Color
233 Kb




Summary of works by Vincent van Gogh
Early paintings (1881-85)
Etten, The Hague | Nuenen | The Potato Eaters | Antwerp
Paris (1886-87)
Flower and other still-lifes | Various
Arles (1888-89)
Orchards in Blossom | Portraits
January-August 1888 | September 1888-April 1889
Asylum in Saint-Rémy (1889-90)
Environs | Cypresses and olive groves
Copies after other artists | Miscellaneous
Auvers-sur-Oise (1890)
Last paintings (May-July 1890)
Self-portraits (1886-89)
Self-portraits in chronological order
Graphics
Lithographs | Watercolours | Drawings | 1 | 2 | 3