This 504 piece puzzle was created by SBMA in honor of the exhibitionThrough Vincent's Eyes on view February 27th, 2022 through May 22nd, 2022.
Vase with Poppies is a painting made by Vincent Van Gogh in Paris in 1886. Flowers were the subject of many of van Gogh's paintings in Paris, and one of his many interests due in great part to his regard for flowers. In Paris friends and acquaintances sent bouquets of flowers weekly for his still life paintings. He also purchased bouquets inexpensively, choosing flowers in a variety of colors for his paintings. In a letter to his sister Wil he wrote, "Last year I painted almost nothing but flowers so I could get used to colors other than grey - pink, soft or bright green, light blue, violet, yellow, glorious red." That was an exaggeration; during his time in Paris he painted 230 paintings, about 30 of which were flowers. Yet, the comment demonstrates his interest in painting flowers as a subject and to further develop his appreciation and understanding of color.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890),
Vase with Poppies, c. 1886
Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.
Wadsworth Atheneum, Bequest of Anne Parrish Titzell (1957.617)