Vincent van Gogh

Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums

1886
Arriving in Paris in spring 1886, Van Gogh was exposed to Impressionist and New-Impressionist painting for the first time. He abandoned his dark, sombre palette, which he had used in the Netherlands, and began using bright colours. Among his early Parisian paintings are several still lifes of flowers which reveal, in their rich application of colour, the influence of Adolphe Monticelli, a contemporary painter from Marseilles whose work Van Gogh admired and collected.
Title
Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums
Date
1886
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
61 x 45.9 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Purchased 1950
Accession number
5045