Iris by Vincent Van Gogh 3d Reproduction
You can own a Van Gogh! Our re-creations are so close to the original, you can't tell the difference. This limited edition 3D reproduction of "Iris" captures the vivid colors and every bold brushstroke of the original, allowing you to experience the artwork as Vincent van Gogh intended.
Certified Limited Edition of 950 art prints world wide. 300 North America, 300 Europe, 300 Asia, 50 Museum
Verus Art reproductions are printed on premium aluminum panels using the highest quality archival inks
62.5 x 49.3 cm
(24.6 x 19.4”)
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Select your frame:
Selected by curators, the museum choice frame reflects the era in which the original Iris was painted. Two other frame options equally complement the Iris, providing alternative options to match your décor
About Versus Art:
Verus Art® is a synergy between new technology and traditional craftsmanship, resulting in stunning 3D printed art re-creations that can be enjoyed outside of the museum.
Our mission is to foster a love of art. With royalties from our re-creations supporting museum education and outreach programs we are also proud to be supporting art-rich education and culture by making fine art more accessible.
Years of research have cumulated in the ability to produce the most accurate and authentic re-creations of the greatest masterpieces in painting.
The Verus Art process utilizes the world’s most advanced 3D color laser scanning technology to capture hundreds of millions of data points to precisely calibrate the hue, saturation and brightness of each color while simultaneously measuring the relief of the great master’s brushstrokes. Once the data is analyzed and compiled, state of the art elevated printers re-create the painting.
Before authenticating the edition, the National Gallery of Canada’s Director of Conservation & Technical Research compares the master proof to the original artwork. Assessing color, saturation and brushwork texture ensures the most accurate re-creation has been achieved.
Finally, each re-creation is then completed with a premium, hand-crafted artisan frame by Larson-Juhl.
Van Gogh's Iris was a natural choice to showcase the Verus Art 3D reproduction technology. His energetic brushstrokes and impasto painting technique are an integral part of the composition that can't be replicated with flat prints.
The Story Behind Van Gogh's Iris
Iris was painted in the Spring of 1890, in the garden of the Saint-Paul Asylum, in the south of France, at Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Vincent had admitted himself to the Asylum in May of the year before, after a period of mental illness. He found painting in the grounds there to be deeply therapeutic; the intimate connection with nature and being focused on the act of painting were simultaneously calming and invigorating, like a form of meditation. He suffered his most lengthy and debilitating episode in the first months of the year, and was unable to work outside in the early Spring.
Painting Iris just after that period must have seemed especially significant to him – with the plant, simultaneously fragile and hardy, erupting from the earth as the world comes back to life. Iris was one of the last paintings he made before leaving the asylum in May, 1890, just months before taking his own life. The painting was executed in oil paint, on a cheap cardboard support, since canvas was in short supply. He painted seated or standing above the plant, looking down on it. This viewpoint intensified the (laser-like) focus Vincent brought to bear on studying the Iris. His vibrant, aggressive brushwork, along with his brilliant placement of form – learnt from Japanese prints – 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, and texture from brush marks from the first session can be seen beneath those of the second.
In many of Vincent’s later flower paintings, he relied heavily on a red pigment, geranium lake, which faded rapidly and changed the tonal and color balance of many of his paintings. In Iris, the use of this pigment was not significant, and the painting preserves Vincent’s intentions and impact in large degree.