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In March 1886 Vincent van Gogh went to live in Paris with his brother, an art dealer. Theo told him that his paintings were too dark and that he had to cater to the taste of possible buyers. This led to the creation of several paintings of flowers and plants, among them this rather stiff cineraria. It’s still not very colourful.

In March 1886 Vincent van Gogh went to live in Paris with his brother, an art dealer. Theo told him that his paintings were too dark and that he had to cater to the taste of possible buyers. This led to the creation of several paintings of flowers and plants, among them this rather stiff cineraria. It’s still not very colourful.


Specifications

Title Cineraria
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 54,5 cm
Width : 45,5 cm
Makers Painter: Vincent van Gogh
Accession number St 92
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Schenking / Donation: Mevr. E.Y. van Beek-van Hoorn Janssen 1951
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1951
Age maker Unknown
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Becoming Van Gogh: His years in Paris 1886-1888 (2012)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Place of manufacture Paris > France > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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