A Wheatfield with Cypresses
- SOLD FOR $57 MILLION (equivalent to $ 93.1 million in 2015) in May, 1993. Later gifted to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Why we like it: the colors, texture, and meaning all combine to make this one a must-have.
- An asset to any room without being overwhelming, and as one of Van Goghs more famous paintings (and with the interesting story to go along with it) its a talking point and visually pleasing work of art.
Branches with Almond Blossom
Branches with Almond Blossom demonstrates the Japanese influence in Van Gogh’s art. Just like the Japanese woodblock prints he admired, the beauty of nature, bold color, dark outlines and absence of shadow is present in this work of art.
Van Gogh and his family held this painting in high regard. He painted it for his newborn nephew.
Café Terrace at Night
You can still visit the site where Vincent painted this, and see a very similar view.
A little oasis of light and life on a dark evening, the painting conjures up memories of merry evenings
See the starry night background? This was the first painting in which he used such stars which he would later famously paint in Starry Night amongst others
Le Moulin de blute-fin
– The landscape and windmills around Montmartre were the source of inspiration for a number of van Gogh’s paintings. Le Moulin de la Galette, one of the windmills that van Gogh painted, is still standing today.
– The Montmartre paintings mark van Gogh’s transition from his somber and heavy work in the Netherlands to a technique based upon Impressionism.
Of all the paintings that he sent to his brother Theo in December 1889, The Mulberry Tree was Van Gogh’s favorite.
The painting demonstrates Van Gogh’s knowledge of color theory. The complexity of the colors of the leaves make the trees more impressive.I68
Portrait of the artist without beard
– SOLD FOR $71.5 MILLION (equivalent to $103 million in 2015) on November 11 1987
– Its Vincent. His last portrait. And its a great painting depth, texture, color, the intense gaze, the uncanny resemblance to Simon Pegg better this than a here today, gone tomorrow celebrity on your wall! xyz This painting shows one of the true greats, a tortured soul who despite his illness managed to create some of the worlds most important art. Inspiring, no?
Starry Night Over the Rhone
Beautifully textured and an uncanny use of light, this is a van Gogh must-have!
Painted at night by the artist, with the iconic and romantic starry sky.
Color was a key factor; Vincent didnt just want to capture the night, he wanted to explore how colors changed at night too.
The Potato Eaters
Two years after he painted The Potato Eaters, Vincent still considered it as his most successful painting even after it was criticized by his friend Anthon van Rappard.
Vincent wanted to depict the peasants as they really were. He deliberately chose coarse and ugly models so that they would be natural and unspoiled in the finished work.
The Potato Eaters was considered by many as Van Gogh’s first great work of art. It was created when Vincent was only starting to paint and had not yet mastered the techniques that made him famous.
The Starry Night
One of Vincent van Goghs finest paintings, and possibly the most famous – many people will recognize the image without even knowing the name of the painting or artist. Its a cultural icon.
You dont have to be an art lover to appreciate this painting. Its stunning, almost magical.
In the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1941. What are you waiting for?
Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
– SOLD FOR $39.7 MILLION March 30, 1987 ($82.4 million in 2015 dollars) to the Yasuda Comp.
– For many, this, along with Starry Night, is the ultimate Van Gogh painting, possibly because of the way it captured the publics imagination with the record-shattering price.
– For us there are other reasons to appreciate it. It has a thick texture very Van Gogh and strong colors. The flowers themselves are shown in all stages, from full bloom to withered. Something to ponder on, that a sort of family photo for flowers!
View of the Asylum and Chapel of Saint-Rémy
– It is considered by the heirs of the previous owner as Nazi looted art. The painting was previously owned by Margarethe Mauthner, a Jewish art dealer who lost the painting when she fled Nazi Germany in 1939.
– It was displayed in the living room of Elizabeth Taylor until it was sold at an auction for $15,991,575 in 2012 following her death.