Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
Irises, May 1889
Though intensely driven, van Gogh was a deeply thoughtful artist who had the respect of his Impressionist peers. His images convey the earthy, spiritual joy he took in his surroundings, and to see the mundane through his eyes is to see it anew; his depictions of wheatfields, vineyards, and cottages, and the irises seen here, become surprising delights from an alternative world. Discover more about van Gogh’s technique while you examine his brushstrokes on the 1,000-pieces of this puzzle.