Van Gogh Irises Enamel BangleMETROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Reaching blooms from a radiant spring bouquet by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) decorate our enamel bangle. In May of 1890, just before his departure from the asylum in Saint-Rémy, the artist painted four exceptional still lifes, including the exuberant Irises (1890). Van Gogh sought to achieve a "harmonious and soft" effect by placing the "violet" flowers against a "pink background." Owing to his use of fugitive red pigments, these colors have since faded with time.
• 18K gold plate
• 1/2"W; 7 3/4" inner circ.
• Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth