About the original work
In Arles, Van Gogh made this painting of his bedroom in the Yellow House. He had decorated the room himself with simple furniture and his own work on the wall. The bright colors were supposed to express ‘absolute rest’ or ‘sleep’. The work now has brightly contrasting colours: research has shown that parts of the painting have discolored over time. For example, the walls and doors were not originally blue, but purple.
The back wall of the room seems to be slanted. This was not Van Gogh’s mistake. The wall was indeed not perpendicular to the other. Yet it seems as if he did not apply the laws of perspective accurately everywhere, but that was a conscious choice. He wrote to Theo that he had deliberately painted the interior ‘flat’ and omitted all shadows to make it look like Japanese prints. Van Gogh was very satisfied with the painting: ‘When I saw my canvases again after my illness, I thought the Bedroom was the best’.
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. 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, 72.4 x 91.3 cm
© Van Gogh Museum, license Artimedes B.V.