Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 18531890), the eldest son of a Dutch Reformed minister and a booksellers daughter, pursued various vocations, including that of an art dealer and clergyman, before deciding to become an artist at the age of 27. Throughout the course of his decade-long career (188090), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper. Ironically, in 1890, he modestly assessed his artistic legacy as “of very secondary importance.”
The images reproduced on these bridge-sized playing cards are details from Irises (1890) and Oleanders (1888) by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 18531890) in the Museums collection. Van Gogh painted flowers again and again; they represented for him the revitalizing powers of nature and also allowed him to use the vibrant colors that were so meaningful to him. Set of 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck. Embossed paper with plastic coating. Gift boxed. Cards: 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” each; box: 5 3/8”W x 3 3/4”H.
Set of 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck Embossed paper with plastic coating Gift boxed Cards: 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” each; box: 5 3/8”W x 3 3/4”H