Lilacs

Lilacs

"I have two others on the go — violet irises and a lilac bush. Two subjects taken from the garden. The idea of my duty to work comes back to me a lot, and I believe that all my faculties for work will come back to me quite quickly. It’s just that work often absorbs me so much that I think I’ll always be absent-minded and awkward in getting by for the rest of life too." To Theo and Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Thursday, 9 May 1889
Details:
Painting Date
9th of May 1889
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Description:
in the related image, the irises Vincent also painted in close-up are visible in the lower right corner of “Lilacs” – both were large canvases done in the days just after a fully lucid Vincent has admitted himself to the asylum at St. Remy.
“I have two others on the go — violet irises and a lilac bush. Two subjects taken from the garden.
The idea of my duty to work comes back to me a lot, and I believe that all my faculties for work will come back to me quite quickly. It’s just that work often absorbs me so much that I think I’ll always be absent-minded and awkward in getting by for the rest of life too.”

To Theo and Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Thursday, 9 May 1889

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 73 x 92 cm Size 30 Figure
Saint-Rémy: May 9, 1889
Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe
F: 579, JH: 1692

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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