About the original work
This skeleton with a lit cigarette is a student joke. Van Gogh painted it while he was taking lessons at the Antwerp art academy, early 1886. The painting shows that he had a good command of anatomy.
Drawing skeletons was a common exercise at the academy. But painting it was not on the agenda. He will have done that at another time, between classes, or afterwards.
About the artist
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Born in 1853 in the Netherlands, Van Gogh began his career as an art dealer before deciding to paint at the age of 27. Despite struggling with mental illness and poverty throughout his life, Van Gogh created some of the most celebrated works of art in the world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. history, including ‘Starry Night’, ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘The Potato Eaters’. His use of bold colors and expressive brushstrokes influenced countless artists and movements that followed, making him a pioneer in the development of modern art. Van Gogh died in 1890 at the age of 37, but his legacy continues to inspire and captivate art lovers around the world.
This painting by Vincent van Gogh is reproduced as a Giclée using an advanced 12-color printer that sprays the pigment inks onto the canvas or paper, layer by layer. Due to this large color spectrum and the high resolution, the original is approached very closely.
The pigment inks used are UV-resistant, so that no discoloration can occur. The colors always remain beautiful and that is why we give an unlimited guarantee! You can order Giclees framed and unframed.
Copyright & Licensing
Original: oil on canvas, 32.3 x 24.8 cm
© Van Gogh Museum, license Artimedes B.V.