Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 18531890) has long been hailed as among the greatest artists of the modern era. He is better known for his vibrant paintings; but behind Van Goghs bold use of color is an equally inspired sense of line, perspective, and structure. Largely self-taught, Van Gogh gained his footing as an artist by copying prints and studying nineteenth-century drawing manuals and lesson books, such as Charles Bargue’s Exercises au fusain et cours de dessin. His artistic legacy is not only preserved in his paintings and drawings but also in his voluminous correspondence, primarily with his brother, Theo. These letters lay bare his working methods and artistic intentions and serve as a reminder of his brother’s pivotal role as a mainstay of support throughout his brief career.
Each of these tiny yet powerful magnets bears an image by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 18531890) from the Museums collection. Through innovative brushstrokes and vivid color, Van Gogh transformed casual bouquets, country landscapes, and ordinary people into vibrant, unforgettable images. As strong as they are small, these magnets are a movable gallery of favorites that is functional as well as beautiful. Includes 9 magnets in a resealable plastic case. Epoxy surface.
Includes 9 magnets in a resealable plastic case Epoxy surface