Within the first week, he began Irises, working from nature in the asylum's garden.
For Van Gogh, contained within an asylum, seeking health and stability amidst a home for the mentally infirm, this complex, paradoxical mix must have felt at once relevant and disorienting.
Typically, you would build a painting around one pair of complementary colors, with one dominant color and one supporting color.
Though the fragrant flowers are dainty, there are plenty of them.
Van Gogh: le soleil en face Paris: Gallimard, 1987 , pp.
In 1892 Tanguy sold Irises to and who was also one of Van Gogh's first supporters.