RE-CREATION FRAME CHOICES
Add your own finishing touch to your 'Iris' re-creation with a choice of three premium Larson-Juhl frames:
Larson-Juhl's Cezanne collection is the museum selected frame for 'Iris'. Each frame is hand water-gilded by master craftsmen in Lille, France.
Finish: Gold - Width: 2.85" - Height: 1.5"
Inspired by the American Federal style, the Academie frame is the perfect choice for a bold, classic statement frame to accompany this Van Gogh masterpiece.
Finish: Dark Wood - Width: 3" - Height: 2"
Opt for understated elegance and sophistication, with the soft tones and authentic detailing that's similar yet a little more contemporary than the museum choice frame.
Finish: Gold - Width: 3" - Height: 1.125"
THE STORY BEHIND VAN GOGH'S 'IRIS'
'Iris' was one of the last paintings he made before leaving the Saint-Paul Asylum in May 1890, just months before taking his own life.
It is believed 'Iris' is simultaneously fragile and hardy, erupting from the earth as the world came back to life in springtime, just as Vincent, suffering from mental illness, was lifting out of a period of particular difficulty and darkness.
Struggling to make a living, Van Gogh's 'Iris' was executed in oil paint on a cheap cardboard support. He painted outside in the asylum gardens, looking down on the plant and his vibrant, aggressive brushwork, along with his brilliant placement of form – learned from Japanese printmaking – make his insightful experience of the iris immediate to us.
The painting was made in two principal sessions, with a final campaign of emphatic retouching. In the second painting session, Vincent re-positioned the central stem in the middle of the plant, with texture from brush marks made in the first session still visible underneath.
TEXTURED REPRODUCTION FEATURES
Certificate of Authenticity
Each elevated print is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the National Gallery of Canada. Mailed Separately.
An exclusive edition of only 250 reproductions are available, authorized by the National Gallery of Canada.
Each re-creation is printed on an aluminum panel with the highest quality archival inks and a limited lifetime warranty.
High Fidelity Re-creations
The National Gallery of Canada compares the master proof against the original before authenticating the edition.
Premium Hand-Crafted Frames
Premium hand-crafted frames reflect the style of the historical era of the original artwork.
Making Art More Accessible
The National Gallery of Canada receives a number of each reproduction for educational purposes, as well as royalties from every purchase.