In our new series of two-minute art lectures, we are discussing one of the masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh. In the year that the Eiffel Tower in Paris was completed and the first edition of the Wall Street Journal was published, Vincent van Gogh feverishly worked on his paintings. Among them was Irises, one of the paintings that is part of our highlights audio tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum in the Amuze app.
In 1889, Vincent van Gogh produced some of his absolute masterpieces, like The Starry Night. But as beautiful as those paintings may be, Van Gogh seriously struggled with his mental health. In fact, he painted Irises only days after he entered the mental asylum to be treated for his condition.
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