Skull of a skeleton with burning cigarette is an early work by vincent van gogh. The small and undated oil-on-canvas painting is part of the permanent collection of the van gogh museum in amsterdam. It was probably painted in the winter of 1885-86 as a humorous comment on conservative academic practices - before painting live human models, the academic routine would have included studies of skeletons, to develop an understanding of human anatomy - an assumption based on the fact that van gogh was in antwerp at that time, attending classes at the royal academy of fine arts, classes he would later say were boring and taught him nothing vincent van gogh (1853 - 1890) was a dutch post-impressionist master whose innovative artwork powerfully influenced modern expressionism, fauvism, and early abstraction. Astoundingly prolific, van gogh produced all of his work during a 10-year period, at one point, creating 150 paintings and drawings within one year. Painting outdoors, van gogh uniquely captured the nighttime nuances of light and shadow, and was also renowned for his paintings of sunflowers and irises. Tormented by mental illness for most of his life, van gogh created many of his masterpieces while he was institutionalized. Although van gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime, he is now regarded as one of the most profoundly influential artists of the 19th century. Tallenge store has brought you this beautiful piece of art on a high quality 200 gsm photographic paper framed with black frame and white mat. This painting is printed on a high resolution hp inkjet large format production printer delivering sophisticated and elegant museum quality prints.
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